OH child porn suspect was employed at behavorial health agency

An Oak Harbor man accused of possessing child pornography worked as an administrator for Compass Health, according to the nonprofit organization.

Lewis Cox, 49, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday to four counts of possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree.

The prosecutor said a condition of Cox’s release was that he not approach or communicate with minors and not go to places where they are likely to congregate.

Tom Sebastian, Compass Health CEO, said Cox was an administrator for the agency and had very limited contact with clients. Cox is no longer employed at Compass Health, which provides behavioral health care to the community.

Sebastian said the organization will assist law enforcement.

“At Compass Health, our highest priority is to support the safety and well-being of our clients and their families,” Sebastian said, “and to protect the sacred trust we’ve built with those we serve.”

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                Oak Harbor resident Lewis Cox, at right, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday to a child pornography charge. He appeared with attorney Steve McKay.

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group Oak Harbor resident Lewis Cox, at right, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday to a child pornography charge. He appeared with attorney Steve McKay.

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