A Minford man is currently behind bars on felony charges.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that his office received a call Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, stating that a juvenile female had reported to an out of town hospital that she had been sexually assaulted.
Captain John W. Murphy stated that Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 detectives were sent out of town to interview the victim, as a result of this interview another juvenile victim was identified and later interviewed Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Murphy stated that during this investigation the detective obtained information from victims that this has been occurring for several years with the youngest victim being age 11. The victims stated that they did not come forward sooner because they were afraid.
Captain Murphy stated that Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 detectives responded to a Minford residence and was able to detain the suspect without incident for a further investigation that resulted in him being charged.
Arrested was Michael Rexroad age 43 of Minford, Rexroad has been charged with 6 counts of rape a felony of the first degree and is currently being held in the Scioto County jail on a $600,000.00 bond and will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.
Captain Murphy stated that this is still an ongoing investigation that could result in more charges being presented to the grand jury on a later date. Anyone with information should contact Detective Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.
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