Former Hamilton County deputy arrested for child exploitation


A retired Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested last month after police found child pornography on his cellphone.

Carmel resident David Wyler, 65, is facing five felony counts of child exploitation.


According to a probable cause affidavit, social media site Pinterest contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to report Wyler had uploaded two images of unclothed boys to the site on March 22.

A Carmel Police Dept. detective spoke with Wyler about the photos on July 18. During the discussion, Wyler admitted that he had multiple boards on Pinterest that contained child pornography and that he searches for pictures of nude children online, the affidavit states.

Police found five images on Wyler’s phone depicting nude female children, according to the affidavit.

Wyler’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

A jury trial is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7, 2020.

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