Eagles player indicted in Ohio rape case
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (WSAZ) – A Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges days before the team is set to appear in Super Bowl LVII.
Joshua Matthew Sills, 25, was indicted by a Guernsey County Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first-degree felonies.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Guernsey County Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden announced the indictment of Sills who is from Sarahsville.
In December 2019, the indictment says, Sills engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, the crime was immediately reported, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a detailed investigation.
The case was presented to the grand jury and is being prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions Section of the Attorney General’s Office.
Sills was issued a summons to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court at 1 p.m. on Feb. 16.
Sills signed with Philadelphia in 2022 as an undrafted free agent and is listed as the Eagles’ second-string right guard.
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