By RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY
PDT Staff Writer
A South Webster man has been indicted by the Scioto County grand jury on charges of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor; and a convicted sex offender from West Union was also indicted for failing to verify his address with authorities.
Brandon Caldwell, 19, of South Webster, was indicted on charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, rape, gross sexual imposition, and two counts of sexual imposition.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call from the Scioto County Children Services in January stating they received a report that a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted, and thought she could be pregnant from the assault. Deputies and detectives responded with Children Services to a South Webster residence, where the girl was removed from the home. Detectives began an investigation, which led to Caldwell’s arrest.
Also indicted in an unrelated case was Kailen M. Madden, 20, of West Union.
Donini said Madden was released from prison in December 2010 after spending a year behind bars. He was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and is listed as a Tier II sex offender. Madden reported in on July 1, 2011, and was supposed to report six months later in December, and Donini said he failed to show up. According to Donini, when a sex offender fails to check in at the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, they are typically sent a letter giving them seven days to report. If they fail to appear then, a warrant is issued for their arrest, and they will most likely go back to prison.
Madden was later arrested without incident in Adams County, and transported to the Scioto County Corrections Center. He was indicted by the Scioto County grand jury on one count of failing to notify for change address, and one count of failing to provide periodic verification of his current address.
Ryan Scott Ottney can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 235, or email@example.com.