A Highland County grand jury returned a 16-count indictment charging a Hillsboro man with pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and similar offenses during their Tuesday, Aug. 4 session.

Justin Michael Childers, 34, of Hillsboro has been charged with:

• Eight counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony;

• Five counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and

• Three counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a fifth-degree felony.

The alleged incidents in this case occurred on or about June 11 in Highland County.

A total of 13 indictments were unsealed Tuesday after the Aug. 4 grand jury session. Other individuals charged include the following.

• Joshua L. Arnold, 31, of Manchester was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies; and two counts of misuse of a credit card, both first-degree misdemeanors.

It is alleged that on or about May 5, Arnold “did receive, retain or dispose of” credit cards owned by one couple and one male victim. It is also alleged that Arnold “did with purpose to defraud obtain property or services by use of one or more credit cards, in one or more transactions, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the card has expired or been revoked, or was obtained, is retained or is being used in violation of law.”

• Jason Massiatte, 41, of Bexley has been charged with one count of escape, a second-degree felony; and one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

According to the indictment, Massiatte was being held in Highland County on trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin charges from Pickaway County Common Pleas Court. On or about June 7, it is alleged that Massiatte, “knowing he was under detention or being reckless in that regard, did purposely break or attempt to break the detention.” Massiatte allegedly “obtained or exerted control over” a 2020 Ford Interceptor from the Village of Greenfield Police Department.

• Shanda Jones, 45, of Leesburg, has also been charged with escape, a fifth-degree felony; and grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

Jones was being held “in connection to” a second-degree misdemeanor charge of possession of drug abuse instruments on or about June 7 when she allegedly “did purposely break of attempt to break the detention.” Jones is also accused of “obtaining or exerting control over” a 2020 Ford Interceptor owned by the Greenfield Police Department.

• John Michael Barger, 32, of Hillsboro was charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony; and misuse of a credit card, a first-degree misdemeanor. It is alleged that Barger “did receive, retain or dispose of” credit cards owned by a couple in Highland County. He also allegedly “did with purpose to defraud, obtain property or services by use of one or more credit cards, in one or more transactions, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the cause has expired or been revoked.”

• Joshua F. Stevens, 32, of Hillsboro has been charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, following an alleged incident June 18. Stevens allegedly “did by force, stealth or deception” trespass in an unoccupied structure in the Hillsboro area and allegedly took a flatscreen TV and “other miscellaneous items.”

• Jesse L. Mullins, 38, of Hillsboro was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. He is charged with allegedly “operating a motor vehicle … so as to willfully elude or flee a police officer” June 5.

• Jamie Weis Robinette, 47, of Greenfield was charged with failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Robinette was previously indicted on two heroin-related charges in June following a widespread drug eradication effort by the Highland County Prosecutor’s Office in the Greenfield area. He is accused of “recklessly failing to appear” in Highland County Common Pleas Court for a hearing on these charges.

• Mismak Managdew, 25, of Columbus was charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

• Thomas Shoemaker Jr., 51, of Waverly was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He is accused of stealing a truck from a Hillsboro car dealership in February.

• Bradley R. Smith, 31, of Leesburg was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

• Roderick Croy, Jr., 33, of Greenfield was charged with harassment with a bodily substance, a fifth-degree felony. The alleged harassment occurred while Croy was confined in a detention facility.

• Charles Warner Jr., 43, of Amanda was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.