Bus Stop attack suspect pleads not guilty

Randy Stanaford

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The man indicted in a sexual assault at a Dayton bus stop pleaded not guilty before a Montgomery County Judge Thursday.

Randy Stanaford was indicted Friday by a grand jury on charges of kidnapping and rape after an attack on an 11-year-old September 26.

Thursday, Stanaford pleaded not guilty to the charges and was given a bond of $250,000.

According to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, on Monday, September 26, 2016, the 11-year-old victim was waiting for her school bus near the intersection of Edgar and Heaton Avenues, in Dayton. Stanaford took the victim at knifepoint to an area near a house and sexually assaulted her. After the defendant left the scene, the victim ran home and called 911.

The Dayton Police Department recovered DNA evidence that matches the defendant’s DNA. The defendant is a registered sex offender, having been convicted in Butler County, Ohio in 2008 for attempted kidnapping and public indecency. The defendant was released from prison August 30, 2015 and is a Tier III Sex Offender, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

READ MORE: Investigators: Bus stop rape suspect used knife in attack

Stanaford is still in the Montgomery County Jail. Jail records show he is due back in court on October 26.

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