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Published: Thursday, 10/20/2005

Man facing arraignment on sex charges

DEFIANCE - A 24-year-old Defiance-area man indicted on one count of rape and five counts of gross sexual imposition for conduct nine years ago with a young girl is to be arraigned Nov. 2.

Dustin B. Cavins, of 6909 State Rt. 66, north of Defiance, was released on his own recognizance yesterday by Defiance County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Schmenk.

The arraignment was continued to allow Mr. Cavins to arrange for an attorney.

Authorities allege that in late 1996 in northern Defiance County's small Evansport community, Mr. Cavins, who was then 15, engaged in sexual conduct and contact with a girl who was 5 or 6 years old at the time.

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