Portsmouth Man Charged with Rape of Minor

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

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A Portsmouth man has been charged with the rape of a now 13-year-old girl.

Thomas Slade, 28, is charged with one count of rape and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Sheriff Marty Donini says detectives received a call Friday about the alleged incident and were able to talk to the girl and her parents.

The Sheriff says that that during the investigation, detectives learned that Slade moved to Portsmouth from Georgia around the end of May and was staying with friends.

Donini says that shortly after he moved back he met the victim, and during the second week of June, the initial sexual assault took place. At that time the girl was still 12.

The Sheriff says the last incident took place on August 28.

Slade is being held in the Scioto County Jail.

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