An Ohio EPA worker inadvertently sent an email to his supervisor that contained graphic, fictional short stories which described children engaging in sex acts, according to court records obtained by 10TV News.
The email has prompted a criminal investigation and allegations of child pornography.
A search warrant indicated that the worker immediately sent another email that asked the recipients to delete the first email.
It also said that the email contained "a series of short stories" involving "sexual activity" between "minor children."
The warrant also said that the worker told his supervisor that he and a friend "write stories of this type."
The documents also show that on Monday, the Ohio Highway Patrol interviewed the worker who admitted to having hundreds of similar stories on his home computer.
The warrant also said that the state employee admitted that he had already started to delete the stories. He also allegedly admitted to possessing CDs portraying minors involved in "sexual activity."
The worker could face criminal charges including pandering obscenity involving a minor.
The Ohio EPA said state policy prohibits the agency from conducting an internal investigation until the criminal investigation is complete, which means the employee will remain on the job for now.
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