Larry E. Bricco, 55, Clintonville, is charged with repeated sexual assault of a child.
He is accused of having sexual relations with a 13-year-old boy from Lincoln County, who was allegedly visiting Bricco at his apartment almost every weekend last summer.
The boy told investigators he was at a Wal-Mart parking lot in 2013 when he saw Bricco with some German Shepherds. He began petting the dogs and talking to Bricco.
According to the criminal complaint, the boy later visited Bricco at his apartment in Clintonville and helped care for his dogs.
Bricco runs the non-profit Independence K9 Search and Rescue.