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Unit specializing in crimes against children search Champion home

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Champion police and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation searched a township home on Thursday.

According to the Ohio Attorney General's office, agents from the Crimes Against Children Unit took part in the search of the house located on the 4800 block of Myrtle Avenue Northwest.

After hours of questioning the suspect behind closed doors, Stephen Bradfield, 41, was charged with four counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. 

Computers were among the items taken from the home.  

Also taking part in the investigation were members of the Trumbull County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Warren Police.

According to the Attorney General,  the Crimes Against Children Unit, which is part of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, was formed to assist law enforcement agencies throughout the state to investigate cases involving juvenile victims.

So far, Bradfield is the only suspect in this investigation. He was taken to the Trumbull County jail.

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