NORTON, Ohio (WJW) -- A 21-year-old man is behind bars following a three-month investigation that led to federal prosecution.
According to the Norton Police Department, Sam McKown was arrested by the FBI with help from Norton police and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Investigators found child pornography, a ballistics plate carrier with a police patch, expandable baton, and handcuffs during a search of his home on Jan. 6.
His attorney, Noah Munyer, tells FOX 8 that the police equipment had nothing to do with the case. McKown had always wanted to be a police officer and relatives had given him those items as gifts.
McKown has not yet been formally indicted.