Celina man charged with animal crushing video, child pornography

Oct. 31—TOLEDO — A Celina man was charged Friday with the possession and transportation of child pornography, transportation of obscene materials and making an animal crush video.

According to a Department of Justice release, Lucas Vanwoert, 25, allegedly filmed and "intended to distribute" a video depicting an animal being intentionally crushed or otherwise subjected to serious bodily harm or bestiality on Aug. 28. A search warrant executed on Sept. 26 resulted in the seizure of electronic devices that contained child pornography of prepubescent children as well as the animal crush videos.

The investigation prior to the indictment was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, according to the release.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Al-Sorghali and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler are prosecuting the case.