The Licking County Sheriff's Office says they've made an arrest in the alleged rape involving a Pataskala teen.
Detectives said they began investigating the alleged rape of a 13-year-old female on May 23, 2014. Detectives met with the victim and gathered evidence and Friday arrested 20-year-old Tony Patete of Newark.
In an interview with detectives Patete admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the child while at her residence.
A Zanesville man was sentenced in court Monday on a rape charge.
26-year-old Joseph Kinney appeared before Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill where he received a 15 year to life sentence on charges of rape involving a victim under the age of 10 and gross sexual imposition.
Kinney pleaded guilty to the charges in May.
Judge Cottrill also classified Kinney as a Tier III sex offender.
26-year-old Joseph Kinney appeared Thursday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court where he entered the guilty plea to charges of rape involving a victim under the age of 10 and gross sexual imposition.Kinney faces a life sentence on the rape charge.
Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
Kinney is being held in the Muskingum County jail on a $1 million bond....
A Zanesville man is in the Licking County jail accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.
The Licking County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Michael Collins is being held on a rape charge.
Sheriff's investigators say that back in February detectives checked into a report from Nationwide Children's Hospital in reference to a 3-year-old Newark girl being sexually assaulted by a family acquaintance.
After questioning Collins last Friday, authorities say he...