Monday, April 27, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 5/13/2010

Sylvania Township resident pleads not guilty to rape

A Sylvania Township man charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl appeared in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.

Joshua Bey, 28, of 7344 Kest Lane pleaded not guilty to one count of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

Because the alleged victim is younger than 13, he faces up to life in prison if convicted. Mr. Bey remains in custody at the Lucas County jail in lieu of $200,000 bond set yesterday.

Authorities said Mr. Bey is charged with having sexual contact with the girl in late April. The charges are for incidents that allegedly occurred a total of three times April 28 and 30.

Judge Gary Cook set a May 26 court date.

Recommended for You

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.