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.
The trial of the former Stockport Mayor who is charged with rape is now underway in Morgan County Common Pleas Court.
39-year-old Michael Shane Shuster was indicted in April of 2012 with 10 counts each of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition.
Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell says the incidents involved a victim under the age of 13 and occurred between October of 2006 and January of 2012.
Shuster was arrested after Morgan County Sheriff...
A Zanesville man is sentenced in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday on rape and kidnapping charges.
44-year-old James Rhodman was sentenced to 8 years in prison by Judge Kelly Cottrill.
Rhodman was also classified as a Tier III sex offender with lifetime registration every 90 days.
Rhodman plead guilty to both charges last month which stemmed from an incident that happened in June of this year.
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.
A Zanesville man pleads guilty to raping a child.
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....
The Mayor of Stockport has been indicted on multiple sex charges.
Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell says 38-year-old Michael Shane Shuster was indicted on 10 counts each of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition.
Howdyshell says the incidents involved a victim under the age of 13 and occurred between October of 2006 to January of 2012.
He says Shuster is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday before Common Pleas Court Judge Dan...
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...
A Zanesville man was found competent to stand trial on a sex charge Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.
20-year-old Anthony Little is facing one count of rape with a victim of less than 13-years-old.
The alleged incident occurred between December 25, 2010 and January 15, 2011. The case will now move forward.
A Newark man is under arrest for the rape of a family acquaintance.
According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office, a 42-year-old woman alleges that on May 27, 2011 69-year-old Richard Barr entered her residence and forcefully engaged in sexual conduct with her.
The Sheriff's Office says during their investigation Barr admitted to the crime. He was arrested on one felony count of rape and taken to the Licking County Jail.
The case will be presented to the Licking...