COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus police officer accused of recording a nude underage girl was indicted Friday on three felony charges.
According to a complaint filed in Franklin County Municipal Court by the sheriff''s office, Raymond Rose III, 29, recorded the girl, who is known to him, in July.
Rose is facing three charges: gross sexual imposition, pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
Police said Rose started with the department in December 2015 and is in the patrol division.
When police received a tip about what allegedly happened, they notified the Special Victims Bureau.
The bureau then worked with the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is now handling the investigation.
Rose is on administrative leave.
Police Chief Tom Quinlan said in a statement earlier this month, "When criminal activity is discovered, our duty is to investigate and pursue the appropriate action based on the evidence. The fact that it involves one of our own does not change that. The protection of children demands the highest level of priority and investigation. Regardless of who the accused is, we support every effort to ensure justice is done.”
Rose was initially arrested on October 3 but has since posted bond after his initial arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court
Rose is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges listed in the indictment later this month.