The five men arrested in Franklin County on Nov. 29 on various child sex abuse charges face arraignment or other court dates.
Travis Hedrick, 31, Gray Summit; Kodey Struckhoff, 18, Union; Dylan Downey, 25, St. Clair; Brett Valley, 23, Bourbon, and Christopher Stein, 31, New Haven, were all arrested Nov. 29.
Many of them were indicted by a grand jury on November 12.
What follows is an update on each topic.
Hedrick: charged with first-degree statutory rape and incitement of a child under 15. Hedrick remains in custody on $100,000 bond. His hearing was canceled on January 10. His lawyer requested a bail reduction.
Struckhoff: charged with sexual misconduct involving a child under 15. His bail was set at $25,000 and he was released the day of his arrest. Struckhoff’s arraignment is scheduled for February 1.
Downey: charged with fourth-degree pedophilia and incitement to a child. Downey was released on $100,000 bond. However, he had charges against him in Crawford County for driving a vehicle without a license, a Class E felony.
The charge was filed in 2020.
A warrant was issued Jan. 12 after Downey failed to appear in court.
Valley: charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual misconduct of a minor, incitement to a child and supplying pornographic material. He was released on December 2 on $75,000 bail. Valley’s arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 15.
Valley was indicted by a grand jury last June.
Stein: Stein was arrested on a federal inmate for receiving child pornography and no bond has been set in the case.
He was released in December under special conditions by a federal court.