Accused Ohio University Rapist Indicted By Grand Jury

By
Cheri Russo

Dateline
Updated Fri, Oct 14, 2011 5:03 am

The Gallipolis man accused of raping an Ohio University student in September has been indicted by an Athens County Grand Jury on two counts of rape.

Levi Canterbury, 21, is accused of picking up the student, driving her to a parking lot, raping her in his car, and then dropping her off near College Gate.

Investigators say Canterbury called Athens County 911 the morning of the alleged attack telling them he was concerned about the student.

Canterbury said he dropped the female off at the intersection of Union and Court Streets in uptown Athens.

"I've got a female.  I just dropped her off at Court Street and Union.  She's very, very inebriated and I tried to convince her not just to go wandering off," said Canterbury.

Canterbury said that he noticed she was bleeding after he opened the door to let her out of the car.

He said that there was blood on the seat of his car.

"I just happened to be walking down, driving down, 682 and she happened to be up there walking.  She doesn't even have any fricking pants on and I was like 'Where do you need to go?', said Canterbury.

Canterbury is charged with rape and is being held in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail on a $200,000 bond.

His arraignment is scheduled for October 19.
   

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