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SEXUAL ASSAULT: Columbia City man arrested

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested on sexual misconduct with a minor charges this week after an anonymous report was filed with the Department of Child Services.

Rodney Scott, 19, of 413 Park Terrace, was detained after an investigation by Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively. The report stated a possible inappropriate sexual relationship between a child, age 14, and an adult male was ongoing. Scott admitted to the accusations in an interview with Hively, stating that both sexual intercourse and oral sex occurred.

The victim claimed the act happened three or four times in a one-month span in the suspect’s bedroom at Park Terrace and was unprotected. According to the probable cause affidavit, the report also claimed the abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol consumption by minors, which was not confirmed in the initial investigation.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim’s parents questioned the relationship between the child and Scott.

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