Sex offender accused of abusing boys from church bus pleads not guilty

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Miami Valley man accused of sexually abusing children he met while driving a Dayton church bus was back in court Friday.

46-year-old Jory Leedy is a convicted sex offender. He pleaded not guilty to the most recent charges in federal court Friday.

Leedy is being represented by a public defender because the Dayton attorney who was defending him withdrew from the case. Investigators say Leedy sexually assaulted two young boys he met while volunteering for Target Ministries in Dayton.

According to court documents, the boys were 7 and 8 at the time. Investigators said by 2013, Leedy was spending nearly every weekend with the boys and taking them to out-of-state hotels. He is also accused of lying about his name.

The victims’ parents only learned of Leedy’s sex offender status in September, when police were called after Leedy got into an argument with the boys’ father.

Leedy previously served two years in prison for molesting a boy he met through a big brothers program.

Currently, Leedy is being held without bond in the Butler County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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