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Published: Wednesday, 3/2/2005

Sex offender charged in assault on girl, 5

A sexually oriented offender registered in Lucas County was arraigned yesterday on charges that he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl at his East Toledo home.

Richard Lonero, 56, of 1328 1/2 Starr Ave., was being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond after appearing on one count of rape in Toledo Municipal Court.

Lonero is accused of sexually assaulting the girl Feb. 22. He was charged Monday and was booked into the jail. He was being held in Wood County on an unrelated child support violation, Toledo police Sgt. George Kral said.

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