George Hiotis

79-Year-Old Heath Man Charged With Rape

by George Hiotis on August 30, 2010 at 2:53 am

A 79-year-old Heath man is being held in the Licking County Jail charged with raping a juvenile. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office says Lloyd Bixler of 5823 Jacksontown Road was arrested Sunday evening after a complaint was filed alleging that Bixler engaged in sexual conduct with the child over a period of years. The Sheriff’s Office says the victim, now 15-years-old, reported that she was 8-years-old the first time the incident occurred with Bixler and it continued over the past seven years. Sheriff’s Detectives interviewed Bixler who admitted to the allegations. The investigation is ongoing pending information from other possible victims. The Licking County Grand Jury is expected to hear the case on Thursday September 2nd and may consider additional charges.