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$5,000 bond set for former Streetsboro councilman accused of sending inappropriate photos to teen boy

Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 12:51 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 8:35 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A former member of the Streetsboro City Council faced a Cuyahoga County judge on Friday on charges related to allegedly sending inappropriate pictures to a 13-year-old boy.

John Ruediger was indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.

The judge set bond at $5,000.

Investigators from the Mayfield Heights Police Department said the 42-year-old man sent inappropriate pictures of himself to a 13-year-old boy that he met on SnapChat. He also allegedly showed up at the teenager’s house on April 25.

Ruediger has since resigned from his position with the city council.

An additional court hearing has been set for July 27 at 11 a.m.

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