Jail records: Butler County man facing prolific child pornography charges posts bond, set to be released

Jail records: Butler County man facing prolific child pornography charges posts bond, set to be released
Trevor Fraley (Source: Middletown City Jail)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A Butler County man charged with possessing a prolific amount of child pornography posted bond Monday and is awaiting electronic monitoring equipment before being released from Butler County Jail, records show.

Trevor Fraley, 24, was indicted by a grand jury in November on 101 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

More than a thousand videos and images found on Fraley’s laptop show children and babies, including some in diapers, who appear to be as young as 8 months old or 2 years old, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

“It’s the most terrible thing I have ever seen, and I have seen some pretty terrible things,” Jones said. “It’s things you would have nightmares about if you’ve even seen it. It’s that bad.”

Fraley pleaded not guilty before a judge on Nov. 26 and was held without bond until Dec. 17, when the judge set it at $500,000.

The judge placed conditions on Fraley should he make bond: no contact with any children, including his own; no contact with a person identified only by their initials; no internet access or access to computer, cell phone or cameras; and weekly drug testing.

The judge also indicated Fraley should have GPS monitoring if released.

Court documents show Fraley has three children, aged 5, 3 and 1, and that his sister is acting as their temporary custodian.

Fraley reportedly has both property interests and family connections to the area.

He was initially charged with drug offenses prior to the child pornography indictment, but before that he lacked a felony record.

All this Fraley’s attorney cited in arguing Fraley is not a flight risk and should have a reasonable bond.

Conversely, the state requested a high cash bond be set because of the nature of Fraley’s alleged crimes and the weight of the evidence against him.

The Butler County Jail website shows Fraley’s bond was posted on Dec. 23.

As of Dec. 24, the website shows he remains in custody.

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