CLEVELAND - Ariel Castro's nephew Jeremi J. Alicea has been charged with 22 counts related to child pornography, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor announced today.
Alicea, 26, of Bedford, was charged with 21 counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor and one count of possessing criminal tools.
The alleged crimes occurred on Sept. 17 and Oct. 8, the indictment indicates. The criminal tool count is for a laptop alleged to be involved in the offense.
Prosecutors said that the charges stemmed from a routine investigation that was not connected to the investigation of Ariel Castro.
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