An Akron Police officer who has been with the Department for 15 months, has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending indictment, after being arrested for allegedly taking nude videos of two underage girls.
32 year old Mykel Dillon is charged with 21 felony counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.
Dillon, who lives in Canton, was arrested on Tuesday night, and is currently being held on a $2.1 million dollar bond.
Prosecutors allege the crimes took place in 2021 and 2022, and occurred both while Dillon was a Canton police cadet, and after he left that position to become an Akron Police officer.
In a press release issued today, Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett said, “I am beyond shocked by these charges against one of our employees. This alleged behavior is disgusting. Any person found to have engaged in this kind of behavior should be held accountable to the extent the law allows. I am confident the legal process will reveal the truth, either way, and justice will be served.”
In addition to the criminal investigation now underway in Canton; Akron police say they will conduct their own separate internal investigation, and results will be provided to the police chief for final review.