On 21 Aug 17 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received information that Kenneth Siders was viewing child erotica on YouTube. Upon investigating this information, Detectives discovered Siders had viewed at least 11 videos on the internet, which were child erotica.
On 22 Aug 17, the Detective Bureau obtained a search warrant for the residence of Kenneth Siders, 347 Everson Road, Belpre, and executed that warrant.
Contact with Siders was made upon executing the search warrant. Siders was initially dressed in women’s clothing but changed into other clothing before speaking with Detectives. Siders was interviewed and confessed to viewing and downloading images and videos of child pornography for the past few years and had archived the child pornography on his computer inside his residence. Siders also confessed to molesting a five-year-old child in the past and taking pictures of children who were at his residence. Siders also admitted to viewing nude female children and stimulating his groin area with a vibrating device.
Detectives were able to conduct a preview of Siders’ computer locating hundreds to thousands of images that are potentially child pornography.
Kenneth Dale Siders, age 68, 347 Everson Road, Belpre, was placed under arrest for pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, 4 counts, each a 2nd-degree felony. Siders was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
Siders is being held without bond pending his initial appearance in Marietta Municipal Court on 23 Aug 17 at 8 am.