Two indicted in separate child rape cases

By Frank Lewis

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Two Scioto County residents have been indicted in separate multiple rape cases. A Lucasville man has been indicted in the rape of a minor child. Mark Faulkner, 21, was indicted by a Scioto County grand jury on 11 counts of rape and two counts of felonious assault.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call to respond to a residence on Piketon Road in Lucasville on June 14. He said the caller advised that a fight had taken place involving a large knife.

Deputies responded to the location to take a report and when they arrived they said they found the suspect had fled into a wooded area with the knife. Deputies received information that the 12-year-old male victim had been sexually assaulted several times in the past by the suspect. The victim was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Donini said Faulkner fled the scene and during the investigation detectives learned that the suspect jumped on to a train in the Minford area and rode on it until it made a stop in the Port Clinton, Ohio, area. That is when he reportedly jumped off the train and was on foot walking in that area.

Detectives received a call on June 20 from Port Clinton advising that an officer was out with the suspect which resulted in the suspect being arrested on a domestic violence warrant. The suspect, Faulkner, was held in the Ottawa County jail and transported back to Scioto County.

In a separate case a South Webster woman has been charged in the rape of two of her children. Jolene Jackson, 32, was indicted on three counts of rape and four counts of gross sexual imposition.

Donini said in May his office received a call from a female wanting a deputy to respond to Bloom Furnace Road in South Webster. The woman reportedly told officers two children had been sexually assaulted.

Deputies responded to that location which resulted in a report being taken and forwarded to a detective for an investigation. The suspect, Jolene Jackson, was detained for questioning at the time the report was made which resulted in an arrest.

Donini said the detective was able to determine as a result of investigation that the suspect had sexually assaulted two of her children being a male, age 2, and a female, age 5. During the investigation it was determined that the sexual assault occurred when one of the children was 3 years old and the other was 3 months old.

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