Kidnapping Suspect Charged in Nine Count Indictment


Updated Fri, Sep 27, 2013 5:32 am

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Jackson County Prosecutor Justin Lovett announced Thursday that a nine-count indictment has been filed in connection with the July kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl.

The Jackson County Daily.com reports that a Jackson County Grand Jury indicted Zachary Dunn, 30, on the following charges: three counts of Kidnapping, two counts of Abduction, Rape, two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition and one count of Felonious Assault.

The kidnapping charges include specifications 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," said Attorney General DeWine. "The victim is a brave little girl, and we plan to do all we can to get justice."

"Today's indictment comes as the result of the extraordinary efforts of local and state law enforcement to bring this child home," said Prosecutor Lovett. "We are grateful to all of the first responders who helped put this suspect in custody."

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

Prosecutors with Attorney General DeWine'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.

The suspect will be arraigned on the charges Friday morning at the Jackson County Courthouse.

 

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