Lester R. Grant, 55, of 6216 Gallia St., Sciotoville, was arraigned Tuesday morning in Portsmouth Municipal Court on a rape charge.
Portsmouth police were called in when a report was made concerning a complaint on behalf of a juvenile girl, who said she had been raped by Grant.
Portsmouth Police Detective Sgt. Jim Charles said
Grant will now be scheduled for a pre-trial hearing. Charles said Grant has served time for a previous sex offense.
Scioto County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Todd Miller said Grant was listed as a Tier 3 sex offender.
A Tier 3 sex offender is the most serious classification, because they have been convicted of an offense that is punishable by more than one year in prison.
A Tier 3 sex offender must register for life, unless he is a juvenile delinquent, in which cases, the registration period is 25 years if he maintains a clean record.
An arrest is merely an accusation. All arrestees should be presumed innocent until and unless the government proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
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