St. Marys Man Arrested on Sex Charges out of Virginia

July 29, 2015

Detectives with the Auglaize Co. Sheriff's Office were contacted by authorities from Buchanan Co., Virginia and asked to arrest a subject living in Auglaize Co. on a warrant for Computer Solicitation of a Minor under the age of 15.  The charges stem from an ongoing investigation by Virginia Law Enforcement.

John A. Wachauf, 58, was taken into custody Monday on the warrant from Virginia without incident from his home at 16920 S.R. 66 in St. Marys.  A search warrant was also executed on the residence in search of computers and related equipment.

Other items found at the residence during the execution of the search warrant are being investigated for additional charges in Auglaize Co.  One of the items located that may result in local charges is approximately 20 pounds of suspected marijuana.

Wachauf remains in the Auglaize Co. Correctional Center awaiting extradition to Virginia.


News Release from Auglaize County Sheriff's Office