Man indicted on rape charges involving underage girl

Man accused of rape, other charges involving 12-year-old girl
Man accused of rape, other charges involving 12-year-old girl(Scioto County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 11:37 PM EST
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SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - A man accused of raping an underage girl was indicted by a grand jury in Scioto County, court officials said Monday.

Michael Nethers, 61, of Philo, Ohio, faces two counts of rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.

In October, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office said Nethers met a 12-year-old girl through social media and traveled to Scioto County to meet with her.

Nethers was appointed an attorney, and bond was continued from Portsmouth Municipal Court.

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Man accused of rape, other charges involving 12-year-old girl