Guernsey County man charged with rape

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CUMBERLAND, Ohio – A Guernsey County man was charged on August 16th with rape.

Sheriff Jeffrey Paden said that 30-year-old David Allen White of Cumberland has been charged with rape, a felony of the first degree following an investigation by his detectives. The investigation was initiated Thursday, August 16th after deputies and victims advocates from the Haven of Hope responded to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center shortly after 2pm in regards to a toddler reporting that they had been sexually assaulted by a family member.

Evidence was gathered and White was later questioned regarding the allegations. After conferring with Assistant Prosecutor Jason Farley, charges were filed by Sgt. Bill Patterson on Friday afternoon. White remains in custody in the Guernsey County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.