Man convicted of collecting urine from boys now faces child porn charges, Ohio cops say

A man in Ohio who was convicted of collecting boys’ urine from bathrooms is now

A man in Ohio who was convicted of collecting boys’ urine from bathrooms is now facing child pornography charges, police say.

Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a tip that Alan Patton, 68, had allegedly been using an online search engine to try to find child pornography, WCMH reported.

Investigators went to Patton’s Columbus home, where they seized several storage devices with “images loaded on them,” police told WSYX.

He was arrested Thursday and charged with pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor — child pornography, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Patton is a registered sex offender and has an extensive criminal history, according to WBNS.

In 2008, he was convicted of criminal mischief and collecting bodily substances without consent after police say he collected urine from restrooms used by boys, WCMH reported.

Police said Patton put plastic wrap over toilet seats and placed foam cups in urinals before turning off the water to the fixtures, The Columbus Dispatch reported. It’s alleged that Patton liked to drink young boys’ urine.

The case led to Ohio lawmakers’ 2010 decision to make it illegal to collect someone’s bodily fluids without their permission, according to WSYX.

Patton was charged again in 2010 after allegedly trying to collect urine at a Burger King, the Dispatch reported. He also spent four years in prison after police say he fondled two young boys in a restroom while trying to collect urine from them in 1994, according to the newspaper.

Sheriff Dallas Baldwin said he believes he first crossed paths with Baldwin in the early 1980s when police got a call from a local recreation center that staff members had caught someone putting cellophane over toilet seats, WSYX reported. Patton was arrested in connection with the incident, the Dispatch reported.

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