Christopher Shomsky appearing in court last Thursday, Oct. 3 - Putnam Sentinel
Christopher Shomsky appearing in court last Thursday, Oct. 3. (Putnam Sentinel/Steven Coburn-Griffis)

OTTAWA — A Fort Jennings man appeared in Putnam County Common Pleas Court on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on sex-related charges.

Christopher Shomsky, 35, faces three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, each a felony of the fourth degree. Mr. Shomsky entered a plea of not guilty, and requested a court appointed attorney to represent him in all future appearances.

Common Pleas Court Judge Keith Schierloh, after hearing the prosecution’s lack of objection, issued an own recognizance bond to Mr. Shomsky with the following conditions:

• No unsupervised contact with minors

• Accede to Passpoint screening every Monday and Thursday

• No consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs; prescription drugs permitted only when prescribed by a physician

• Must reside at established county address and appear at all scheduled hearings

A pretrial in the matter is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in Common Pleas Court.