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Local superintendent arrested

Updated: Friday, July 25 2014, 08:17 AM EDT

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio---
 
Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas announces that a local school superintendent has been arrested on four charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Union Local School District Superintendent Doug Thoburn, 53, was taken into custody this afternoon after authorities served a search warrant at his home in Belmont.
 
Belmont County authorities began investigating Thoburn after deputies received a complaint regarding alleged criminal misconduct.
 
Authorities with the Belmont County Department of job and family services, as well as agents with the Ohio attorney general's Bureau of Criminal Investigation crimes against children unit and cybercrimes unit assisted in the investigation. Officials with the school district are and will be cooperative during the course of the investigation, which remains ongoing at this time.
 
The case will be prosecuted by the Belmont County Prosecutor's Office.
 
Thoburn is currently in custody at the Belmont County Jail.

Local superintendent arrested


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