A Defiance man is behind bars after an investigation into an alleged sex offense involving a juvenile.


            40-year old Phillip Mayer was arrested at 6:30am Thursday at his home on South Clinton Street in Defiance.  He is charged with two counts of importuning, a felony of the 5th degree. 


            Authorities began their investigation on June 17th.  Defiance Police and Defiance Sheriff Officers were assisted by the FBI and the Black Swamp Electronic Crimes Task Force. 


            Mayer is being held at CCNO awaiting his initial appearance in Defiance Municipal Court.


            The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed at a later date.