Jory Leedy, 46, of Franklin, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati for two counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving a minor, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Each charge against Leedy is punishable by up to life in prison.
Leedy is accused of sexually abusing the boys, who were 7 and 8, he met through volunteer work as a fill-in volunteer bus driver for Target Ministries of Dayton,Ohio that served low-income people in the Dayton area.
He allegedly gave a fake name to the family and began visiting the boys’ home, taking them to church and on trips to Cincinnati Reds games, Kings Island and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. He is accused of abusing the boys over a two-year span. He said if they told anyone, he wouldn’t take them places or buy games and clothes for them, according to the federal indictment.
The boys’ family learned Leedy’s identity — and that he was a registered sexual offender — when police were called to an altercation between Leedy and the boys’ father.
The indictment was announced by Benjamin C. Glassman, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Angela L. Byers, special agent in charge for the FBI’s Cincinnati field division; Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other members of the Regional Electronics and Computer Investigations task force.
People - don't let people you don't know extremely well or aren't related to take your children anywhere overnight. And be very careful with your relatives. Pedophiles groom both the children and the parents they target. Please be fanatically cautious about such things.