Loading…
Friday, April 18, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsLocal
Published: 3/7/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Rossford principal enters not guilty pleas in child-porn case

BLADE STAFF

William H. Buzzell William H. Buzzell
Enlarge
BOWLING GREEN — Suspended Glenwood Elementary Principal William H. Buzzell entered not guilty pleas Monday in Wood County Common Pleas Court to charges he downloaded and shared child pornography from his home computer.

Judge Reeve Kelsey granted a personal recognizance bond for Mr. Buzzell, 45, of Perrysburg who has been held in Wood County jail on a $90,000 bond since his arrest last week.

Among the conditions of his release, Judge Kelsey said Mr. Buzzell is to be on electronic home monitoring, is not to be on the property of Rossford schools, is not to have contact with any minors except his own children, and is not to access the Internet. Mr. Buzzell, who has been principal at Glenwood since August, 2000, was placed on indefinite paid leave by the Rossford school board last week after his arrest by Perrysburg police.

Mr. Buzzell was subsequently indicted by a Wood County grand jury on three counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and one count of possessing criminal tools.

Documents filed in Perrysburg Municipal Court allege he possessed and was sharing computer files that showed children fondling themselves.

Prosecutors said the images were not of local children and no pornographic materials were found on the school computer he used. A pretrial hearing in the case was scheduled for 10 a.m. April 25.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.



Poll