PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (TCD) -- An 18-year-old man was taken into custody this week for allegedly raping a young girl.
In a statement, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office said the Portsmouth Police Department and Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit contacted the office to report the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl.
The victim was taken to the Southern Ohio Medical Center for treatment but was later transferred to Adena Regional Medical Center for further treatment and a sexual assault exam.
An investigator with the Special Victims Unit reportedly located witnesses in the area and obtained video footage from the incident location, which was not revealed. The detective located the suspect, Cody Lee Taylor, at his home on Park Avenue in Portsmouth and arrested him without incident.
The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office says Taylor has been charged with one count of first-degree rape, and he’s being held on $100,000 bond.