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West Portsmouth man arrested and charged with rape



Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that his 911 center received a call on Sunday July 14, 2019 from a caller stating that a large fight was taking place in Lett Terrace apartments.


Captain John Murphy stated deputies responded to this location and were advised that a 15 year old female had been sexually assaulted in the park sometime during the night into the morning hours. A detective was contacted and responded for a further investigation.


Captain John W. Murphy stated that the adult male suspect was located in the area and detained without incident where he was taken to the office for further questioning.


Arrested was Matthew Bandy II age 22 of West Portsmouth Ohio, Bandy has been charged with one count of rape a felony of the 1stdegree and  is currently being held in the Scioto county Jail on a $100,000.00 bond and will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Monday July 15, 2019.



Sheriff Donini stated that this is still an ongoing investigation if anyone has any information they should contact Detective Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.

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