Indictment Issued In Kidnapping Of 6-year-old

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Athens Messenger staff reports

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Updated Thu, Sep 26, 2013 1:07 pm

An indictment has been issued in Jackson County in the kidnapping and rape of a 6-year-old girl, according to an announcement Thursday from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Jackson County Prosecutor Justin Lovett.

Zachary Dunn, 30, of Jackson County, is scheduled to appear in Jackson County Common Pleas Court on Friday for arraignment.

According to the news release, Dunn is charged with rape, felonious assault, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of abduction and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

The charges relate to the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl in July.

The kidnapping charges include specifications alleging that Dunn is a sexually violent predator and that he committed the kidnapping offenses with a sexual motivation.

"This defendant grabbed the young victim from her home and terrorized her until she managed to get away," DeWine asserted.

Members of the attorney general's Crimes Against Children Critical Response Team assisted the Jackson Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement and public safety agencies in locating the child and suspect.

Prosecutors with the attorney general's Special Prosecutions Section are assisting the Jackson County prosecutor with the case. If convicted on all of the offenses, Dunn could face a maximum of life in prison without parole

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