Adoptive father indicted on multiple boy-rape counts
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.