Former Avon fire chief indicted by the grand jury

Former Avon fire chief indicted by the grand jury
Frank Root (Source: Avon Police Department)

ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - A former Avon fire chief has been indicted by the Lorain County Grand Jury.

Frank Root was indicted on two charges of pandering sexual oriented material involving a minor.

Avon police said the investigation began this past July, after a complaint was forwarded to them from the Lorain County Prosecutor’s office.

Root was arrested on Oct. 22 and currently remains out on a $10,000 bond.

Root served as the Avon fire chief from Feb. 1990 until his retirement in Feb. of 2006.

There is no next court date listed.

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