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Dayton man indicted on 7 child sex charges

Published: Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 7:25 PM
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 7:47 PM

A Montgomery County grand jury on Monday indicted a Dayton man on six counts of rape of a child under the age of 13 and one count of attempted rape.

Timothy A. Slusher, 32, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Aug. 17. Since then, he has been in the Montgomery County Jail. His bond has been set at $500,000.

Slusher, of the 1600 block of Xenia Avenue, is accused of using a knife to threaten the child, the Marshals Service said at the time of his arrest.

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The child’s name, age and gender were not released.

The child’s family learned of the alleged abuse on Aug. 16 and alerted authorities, who found Slusher trying to hide at a home on Sandhurst Drive.

The charges, all first-degree felonies except for the attempted rape charge, carry a total maximum of 74 years in prison if he is convicted as charged.

Slusher is not listed as a sex offender in Ohio. He has been arrested on various offenses dating to 1999, including domestic violence and drug abuse, according to Dayton Municipal Court records.

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