A man arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old in May was indicted yesterday for rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and gross sexual imposition.
Jimmy P. Haddox, 35, from Vienna, W.Va., was indicted for the three charges stemming from an incident May 25 where he allegedly had forced sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female, according to a release from Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn.
Based on the statement of the victim and the physical evidence collected, Blackburn said the minor was forcibly raped.
“Haddox was staying with a female friend at Jet Star Drive (in Hockingport),” Blackburn said at a news conference. “The victim knew the owner of the home.”
After the incident, Haddox fled to West Virginia where Vienna Police picked him up.
Rape is a first-degree felony, and, if convicted, he could serve up to 10 years in prison and pay up to $20,000, according to the Ohio Revised Code.
Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor is a third-degree felony, and, if convicted, he could serve up to five years in prison and pay up to $10,000, according to the code.
Gross sexual imposition is a fourth-degree felony, and, if convicted, he could serve up to 18 months in prison and pay up to $50,000, according to the code.
Haddox is currently incarcerated in West Virginia, and the Athens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.
He is scheduled to appear for his arraignment June 7 at 2 p.m. in the Athens County Court of Common Pleas.