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Bond reduced for city man

WARREN — A Warren man facing four felony charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and one felony charge of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor had his bond significantly reduced Monday.

Christopher Rosier, 39, of Griswold Street NE, has been in the Trumbull County jail since June 13 in lieu of a $250,000 bond, jail records show.

At the joint recommendation of Rosier’s attorney, Ronald Yarwood, and the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office, Judge Gary Yost reduced Rosier’s bond to $10,000 cash or surety. Yost is filing in for former Judge Peter Kontos, who retired in July.

Yarwood said Rosier’s father would likely be able to post the lower bond.

Rosier also waived his right to a speedy trial. Yarwood said the case involves electronic data the prosecution had been having trouble providing to him due to technical problems.

The charges against Rosier stem from an October 2021 incident, according to court records.

In an earlier incident, Rosier in April 2014 was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to five counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor and 15 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, court records show.

Rosier is due back in court Sept. 19, court records show.

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