PICKAWAY – A previous sex offender and registered sex offender will be released on house arrest after 4 pm today after being caught again with thousands of files of pornographic images involving minors
According to Circleville Police department on February 22nd, 2021, the Circleville Police Department, Circleville Probation Department, and the Pickaway County Sheriffs Office in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Computer Crimes Unit conducted a search warrant at 423 East Franklin Street after receiving tips that pornographic images involving minors were being sent and received at the residence. Upon the search warrant being conducted multiple electronic devices were seized for evidentiary processing along with multiple firearms.
On, March 5th, 2021 the digital evidence analysis was completed and it was discovered that over 1,000 files of pornographic images involving minors were located on an electronic device belonging to Nicholas Goff. Nicholas, who is also a registered Tier II sex offender, was previously convicted for charges related to possessing pornographic images of minors. At around 8:20 pm, the Circleville Police Department arrested Nicholas Goff for the listed charges. Nicholas was located inside the residence of 423 East Franklin Street and transported to the Pickaway County Jail.
Nicholas Goff is charged with the following: Four counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor or Impaired Person – F2 Three counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor or Impaired Person -F3 Golf was held on a 50,000 dollar bond.
This morning in municipal court the judge reduced that 50,000 dollar bond for a house arrest with an GPS ankle monitor, he will not be allowed to leave his home, or use any electronic devices including computers, cell phones whatsoever.
The case will now be bond over to Pickaway Court system for trial.