Former Avon fire chief appears in court on child porn charges

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AVON, Ohio - Former Avon Fire Chief Frank Root Jr. was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Avon police say they launched an investigation in July of this year after a complaint was forwarded from the Lorain County Prosecutors Office.

Frank Root Jr. served as the Avon Fire Chief from 1990 until 2006.

Root's attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

The judge gave him a personal bond of $10,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 31.

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