Man Arrested in Rape of Young Girl in Gallia County, Ohio

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual assault in connection with the alleged rape of a girl younger than 13, according to information from the Gallia County Sheriff's Office.

The alleged rape happened earlier this month.

Chad Swain, 40, was arrested after he was questioned by agents with the Attorney General's Crimes Against Children Unit.

"Through the course of the investigation, we learned that this suspect was a close friend of the child's family who had the opportunity to be alone with the victim," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a prepared release. "Those who prey on children are among the worst of the worst, and I'm pleased that teamwork between state and local law enforcement has led to this individual's arrest."

Swain was taken to the Gallia County Jail.

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