A Portsmouth man has been arested for having unlawful sex with a minor. Arrested was Robert S. Lockhart, 19 of Gallia Street, has been charged with one count of pandering obscenities involving a minor, a felony of the second degree, One count of pandering obscenities involving a minor, a felony of the fourth degree and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call on May 8, 2016 from a parent stating that she got information that an adult male has been having sex with her juvenile daughter.
Sheriff Marty V. Donini stated that a deputy took a report that was forwarded to a detective for a follow-up investigation. During the investigation a detective was able to interview the suspect that resulted in his cell phone being seized for evidence which was forwarded to the BCI&I computer crime unit for further investigation. As a result of the investigation charges were presented to the Scioto County grand jury that resulted in an indictment warrant being issued on July 5, 2016.
Sheriff Marty V. Donini stated that on Sunday July 10, 2016 a deputy was able to arrest the suspect without incident at his residence.
Lockhart is being held without bond and will appear in Scioto County Common Pleas Court at a later date.
Anyone with information regarding the case should contact Detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091 All calls will remain anonymous.
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101