Man charged with child pornography
WARREN -- The police department and the Trumbull County Children Services Board are investigating a man charged with pandering obscenities involving a minor.
Detective Michael Currington said police began an investigation and Richard Talbert, 44, of Tod Avenue, was arrested July 29 after a friend found pictures he had taken of three girls under the age of 6.
"We have charged him on the snapshots only; there may be more charges," he said.
Currington said the woman who found the pictures, which were taken in May or June, has known Talbert for 12 to 15 years. The woman recently went through a divorce, and was staying with him until her apartment was ready. Talbert met the girls through her family.
Children Services has joined the police investigation, Currington said. "We're not going to rush this; we still have more info coming in," he said.
Talbert is being held in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.