Rape indictment handed down by grand jury

PDT Sports Writer

September 27, 2012


PDT Staff Writer

A Portsmouth husband and wife have been indicted by a Scioto County grand jury. Albert T. Wilkerson, 53, of 5940 Woodland Ave., Portsmouth, is charged with six counts of rape and six counts of endangering children. April M. Wilkerson, 36, of the same address is facing three counts of endangering children.

On July 16, 2012, Portsmouth Police were reportedly informed by a 16-year-old girl that she had been sexually assaulted by Wilkerson beginning in 2002. A search warrant was executed at 5940 Woodland Ave., and during the search, officers located evidence.

According to the Portsmouth Police booking sheet, April Wilkerson reportedly told officers she had been informed of the activity by the victim at least two times.

The grand jury met on Sept. 14 and passed down the indictments.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com