Former Akron police detective Bob Pankonien pleads guilty to sex charge

AKRON - A former Akron police detective pleaded guilty to five counts Thursday in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

Bob Pankonien, 52, pleaded guilty to  one count of pandering sexual oriented materials, three counts of unauthorized use of property and one count of receiving stolen property.

Pankonien was a 19-year veteran of the Akron Police Department assigned to the burglary unit.

Sentencing for the former detective is set for 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 25.

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