CIRCLEVILLE – Circleville Detectives and I.C.A.C. Franklin County Internet Crimes against Children conducted a month long investigation into the resident, 25 year old Eric T. Coyle. During the investigation Detectives were able to compile enough probable cause for the Search Warrant of the residence located at 208 Town Street.
On September 27, 2018 Mr. Coyle was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Felony 2 Pandering Obscenities Involving A Minor, 10 counts of Felony 2 Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor, 3 counts of Felony 4 Pandering Obscenities Involving A Minor, and 3 counts of Felony 4 Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor. Mr. Coyle was transported to the Pickaway County Jail and will be held until his initial court appearance in the Circleville Municipal Court. The Investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected, after forensic analysis is done on Coyle’s electronic devices.
Today September 28,2018 Circleville Municipal Court set Coyle’s bond at 200,000 dollars. According to sources no one has paid that bond yet.
The Circleville Police Department would like to remind residents to always keep a watchful eye on their children while using the internet. Our Department hosts several Internet Safety presentations throughout the year and has numerous handouts with safety tips and resources which are available at the Circleville Police Department.