Lewisburg man charged with rape, sexual abuse of a minor

`64-year-old Glenn P. Blackwell was arrested on Oct. 20 after an investigation by the Preble County Sheriff's Office. (Photo: Preble County Sheriff's Office)
64-year-old Glenn P. Blackwell was arrested on Oct. 20 after an investigation by the Preble County Sheriff's Office. (Photo: Preble County Sheriff's Office)

EATON, Ohio (WDTN) – Preble County deputies arrest a man after allegations of sexual abuse involving a minor.

64-year-old Glenn P. Blackwell of Lewisburg was arrested on Oct. 20 after an investigation by the Preble County Sheriff’s Office. They were contacted by a family member of the victim. The Preble County Sheriff says the victim is known to Blackwell and the alleged abuse occurred over several years.

The investigation was then taken over by the Prosecutor’s office and deputies obtained a warrant for Blackwell’s arrest.

Blackwell is currently in the Preble County Jail and is charged with two counts of rape, sexual battery, and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He is also charged with gross sexual imposition.

Blackwell was arraigned in Eaton Municipal Court and his bond has been set at $75,000.

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