Man Indicted in Sex Case from the 1990s

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

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man has been indicted on 18 charges in connection with a sexual assault case from the 1990's.

The Scioto County Grand Jury indicted Richard Howard, 54, of Wheelersburg, on 11 counts of rape, one count of gross sexual imposition, three counts of illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material, one count of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, endangering children.

The Scioto County Sheriff's Office said they received a report in November from a woman saying she was sexually assaulted starting in March 1996. She says she was 13 years old at the time of the abuse and the abuse went on for several years.

Detectives say they had received information that Howard had taken videos and pictures of the victim during the assaults and later bragged about having them.

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