Man Accused Of Playing Naked Game With Minor Posts Bond, Returns Home


UPDATED: Monday October 1, 2012 7:20 AM

A man arrested on a charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor posted bond and was home on Sunday.

James A Mills was prohibited from having any contact with minors or using any electronic device connected to the internet.

Mills, 71, became the focus of a police investigation when Gahanna police said that they received a complaint on Sept. 26.

According to a search warrant, three men ages 21, 15 and 14, contacted detectives regarding a "possible molestation."

The warrant stated that the 21-year-old told police he witnesses Mills playing a naked game with a minor. He said that Mills provided money or a place to stay if the subjects took their clothes off.

10TV caught up with Mills when he was back in his home. Mills told 10TV that his home was vandalized while he was in jail.

Mills declined to speak about the charges against him, on advice of his attorney.

"I can't answer any questions," Mills said. "If I do, I guess it puts me in greater jeopardy."

The search warrant stated that Mills had cameras installed throughout his home including his computer room, bedroom and garage. Exterior doors were barricaded with 2x4s; Mills' bedroom was secured with a combination lock.

Mills said that he would like to tell his side of the story in court someday.

"I'd like to hope that someday that will happen, but it's not going to happen today," Mills said.

Police said that the boys who tipped off police to the allegations were runaways and claimed Mills coerced them into having sex. Mills was scheduled to return to court on Friday.

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