The pretrial hearing for a Huron firefighter charged with disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile and pandering obscenity -- both felonies -- was continued until June 9.
Bryon Ware, 33, who was put on unpaid administrative leave April 7 by city manager Andy White, declined to answer reporter’s questions Tuesday about the charges prior to the hearing.
“I’m going to let my attorney make all my comments,” Ware said.
Ware’s attorney, Tom Dusza, refused to comment.
Huron prosecutor Laura Alkire said the case will eventually go to an Erie County grand jury.
Alkire refused to release any information concerning the investigation of Ware. Ware is a well-known member of the Huron community.
“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” Alkire said.
Ware was selected as the Huron Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year in 2005 and also served as a volunteer soccer coach for the Huron High boys varsity soccer team.
Law enforcement officials said Ware communicated with a boy who was a member of the soccer team, which resulted in the charges.
Ware was convicted in 2006 for furnishing alcohol to underage persons and obstruction of justice, according to documents found in his city personnel file. The conviction was later expunged.