Loading…
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Saturday, 8/10/2013 - Updated: 11 months ago

Marshals looking for man accused of raping young girl

BLADE STAFF
Coleman. Coleman.
Enlarge

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for a Toledo man who, over six years, allegedly raped a young girl, giving her candy and dollar bills to “buy her silence,” officials said.

Wanted for two counts each of rape and gross sexual imposition is Joel Coleman, 31, whose listed address is 823 N. Michigan St. He was indicted Aug. 1 by the Lucas County grand jury.

The suspect's relatives have told the task force Mr. Coleman intends to surrender once he can afford a lawyer, said Rodney Hartzell, a U.S. deputy marshal.

Mr. Coleman, whose nickname is Bo Boy — which is also spelled out on his vehicle’s license plate — is 5 feet, 11 inches, 185 pounds. Marshals will travel anywhere in the United States to arrest him, Deputy Hartzell said.

According to court documents, the rapes began when the girl was 6 years old and continued until she was 12, with the last known attack occurring a year ago.

Anyone with information on Mr. Coleman's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories