School Superintendent indicted on child rape charges

Photo from Logan County Jail.

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – The school superintendent accused of child rape has been indicted.

The Superintendent of Indiana Lake Local Schools Patrick O’Donnell was indicted on 14 charges Tuesday including rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition.

Prosecutors say the charges against the 52-year-old stem from abuse of a 13-year-old girl over the last three years.

READ MORE: Prosecutor: Indian Lake Local Schools superintendent is behind bars

Officials said in June the victim is not a student at Indian Lake.

Jail records show O’Donnell is still in the Logan County Jail. Those same records show he is due back in court July 14. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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