Adop­tive fa­ther in­dicted on mul­ti­ple boy-rape counts

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COLUM­BUS | An adop­tive fa­ther was in­dicted by a grand jury Thurs­day on charges he raped three boys in his care.

The an­nounce­ment of the 31-count in­dict­ment came af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that po­lice said be­gan with an un­der­cover de­tec­tive talk­ing on­line with some­one who had expressed an in­ter­est in “taboo” sex­ual en­coun­ters.

Troy po­lice Capt. Chris An­der­son said be­tween 10 and 15 of the grand jury charges carry po­ten­tial sen­tences of up to life in prison for the man, who the As­so­ci­ated Press is not iden­ti­fy­ing to pro­tect the chil­dren’s iden­ti­ties.

Troy po­lice have said the 39-year-old man reg­u­larly raped the three boys at his home in a quiet res­i­den­tial neigh­bor­hood of ranch houses in Troy, a city of 25,000 res­i­dents.

The man was be­ing held at the county jail on $800,000 bond, ac­cord­ing to the Mi­ami County Sher­iff’s Of­fice. He is be­ing rep­re­sented by the public de­fender’s of­fice, which didn’t im­me­di­ately re­turn a re­quest for com­ment.

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