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Ohio man indicted on rape charges for alleged sexual act with minors

A 45-year-old Ohio man is indicted on felony rape charges after reportedly having sexual conduct with underage girls
Courtesy: Athens Co. Prosecutor's Office
Courtesy: Athens Co. Prosecutor's Office(N/A)
Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 8:26 PM EDT
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ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 8/31/20 7:35 P.M.

A 45-year-old Ohio man is indicted on Monday by an Athens County Grand Jury on several charges, including rape, after being arrested in Columbus on August 28.

According to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, Bryan Sattelmyer, of Newark, was indicted on ten counts, including six separate counts of rape, three separate counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, and one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability.

Sattelmyer is accused of having sexual conduct with underage girls, 10 and 13-years-old, and an 18-year-old at the Ohio University Inn while he was working on a project in Athens.

While executing a search of Sattelmyer’s home, authorities seized two rifles and a pistol, according to Prosecuting Attorney Keller J. Blackburn. Sattelmyer had been previously convicted of an offence of violence, making him unable to possess or carry a firearm.

He is currently incarcerated at the Franklin County Corrections Center and will be held in Franklin County awaiting extradition.

ORIGINAL STORY 8/28/20

A Newark, Ohio man is arrested and charged with rape for allegedly having sexual conduct with a 13-year-old female.

According to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, Bryan C. Sattelmyer, 45, was arrested on Friday on a complaint charging rape, which is a felony of the first degree. He is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a juvenile at the Ohio University Inn while working on a project in Athens.

Sattelmyer was arrested at the Lowes in Franklin County after authorities executed a search warrant on his residence on Friday afternoon.

Sattelmyer will be held in Franklin County awaiting extradition.

“The Prosecutor’s office is aware of additional alleged misconduct, additional potential victims, and additional charges are under consideration as the investigation continues”, said prosecutor Keller Blackburn.

The case was investigated by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department.

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