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Published: Thursday, 5/13/2004

Bay Township man indicted for rape of 3-year-old

PORT CLINTON - A Port Clinton-area man was indicted yesterday on four charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a 3-year-old boy.

Thomas C. Johnson, 22, of Bay Township was charged in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court with rape, kidnapping, felonious assault, and child endangering.

According to the Ottawa County sheriff's department, the boy was assaulted Feb. 24 while visiting Mr. Johnson's children, who live in a home near the boy's residence. Mr. Johnson, who is being held in the Ottawa County jail, is scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon.

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