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Published: Saturday, 11/23/2002

Indictment charges man with abuse of boy, 10

A Toledo man was indicted yesterday by a Lucas County grand jury on a charge of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy.

Zephanian H. Pickering, 28, of 556 Pleasant St., was indicted on six counts of rape. He is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with the victim from June, 1999, to June, 2002.

The boy's mother reported the accusations to police after her son said he was assaulted June 9 in Danny Thomas Park, 2201 Broadway, court records state.

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