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A Milan man is behind bars for 3 counts of child pornography. Leonard Fite, 28, was arrested at his Milan home last month, which was also listed online as an in-home daycare.

Neighbors in the area said this arrest has left them very concerned.

"I was just outside cleaning my yard and I just saw a bunch of black cars pull up and they all jumped out in vests and everything and surrounded the house," said neighbor Faith Beckhart. 

She said she saw a man being arrested last month in her Milan neighborhood, just a few houses down from her own. 

"I saw them take him away, the gentleman and I didn't know what was going on until a few days later and we looked his name up on the computer that's when we found out what was really going on," said Beckhart.

The man was Leonard Fite, behind bars now and charged with 3 counts of child pornography. 

A tipster told us there was a daycare at the same house where Leonard Fite lived and when we looked into it, we found an online posting for an at home child-care service run by a woman named Nicole Fite. It lists the same address where Leonard Fite lived and where he was arrested. 

"It's just weird how all the windows and shades are never open and then to find out it's a daycare and then to find out something like this on top of it, who knows what was really going on at that house and still to do this day," said Beckhart. "We don't know."

At his preliminary hearing, Fite pleaded not guilty. Other neighbors in the area say after hearing the news, they're worried about their children.

"I've lived here for 37 years, it is a nice neighborhood," said neighbor Rhonda Landuit. "It is filled with a lot of kids on this street and this is a concern."

"We have grandkids that play out here and Sandy has grandkids and she's got grandkids and we're always concerned about the little ones," said neighbor Doris Rosener.

Right now, this case is still under investigation and we don't know how police initially found out about these charges. We also don't know if the daycare was involved.

Leonard Fite will appear again in court for his pre-trial hearing on May 2nd. 

 

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