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Jury convicts man in Miami Twp. rape case

MIAMI TWP. — A Trotwood man was convicted this week of raping a woman at gunpoint in 2022.

A jury found Ronald Spells, 56, guilty of rape, attempted rape, and aggravated burglary this week, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records.

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Spells was arrested in January 2023 for the attack, which took place in September 2022 on Towson Blvd in Miami Twp.

The female victim told police that she and her friend were asleep when she was “awoken to a man pulling down her pants,” according to an affidavit and statement of facts originally filed in Miamisburg Municipal Court.

The man had a gun and threatened to kill her before sexually assaulting her, according to court documents.

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After the assault, the man left the residence through the read sliding glass door.

The victim was taken to the hospital to have a sexual assault examination done. DNA found in that examination matched a Trotwood burglary case where Spells was the suspect.

Spells is booked in the Montgomery County Jail and will be sentenced later this month.

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