Bluffton Auxiliary Officer charged with sexual battery
By Tricia Bell, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
LIMA, OHIO -
A Bluffton Auxiliary Police officer is in jail and awaiting a preliminary hearing after being accused of having sexual relationship with a child.
24 year old Andrew Probst was arrested by the Allen County Sheriff's Office on February 7th. The department began investigating the auxiliary officer after being contacted by Allen County Children Services. The agency received allegations that Probst was involved in a sexual relationship with a child under the age of 16. Probst is charged with one count of sexual battery.
However, the investigation will be presented to the Allen County grand jury and additional charges are expected. A hearing is scheduled for Friday morning in Lima Municipal Court.