Tips sought in sexual misconduct case

Staff Writer

The offices of the Ottawa County sheriff and prosecutor are treating a sexual misconduct case as an open investigation and are asking anyone with relevant information to contact them.
The Ottawa County Grand Jury on June 9 returned an indictment against Shannon Wood, 40, of Fremont. The 7-count indictment charges Wood with three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material, and two counts of importuning.
Wood has entered a not guilty plea. A trial is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court.
According to reports of the sheriff’s office, Wood is alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old child on multiple occasions.
In addition, the reports allege he solicited and encouraged the 15-year-old to create and send him nude, sexually explicit photographs.
At the time of his arrest, investigators with the sheriff and prosecutor’s offices received information about additional alleged victims. Consequently, they are still investigating the matter even though Wood has been formally charged.
Persons with information may contact the prosecutor at 419-734-6845 or the sheriff’s office at 419-734-4404.
Tips or information can also be submitted via email to or


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