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Lucasville caregiver accused of raping client

Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Press Release

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman reports that his office was contacted on Friday, Sept. 15 by a supervisor of a home health care company. They stated a client had reported being sexually assaulted a caregiver.

Det. Sgt. Jodi Conkel, working jointly with the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim Unit, began an investigation into the reported assault.

The investigation revealed that the victim was receiving around-the-clock care. The victim was taken Adena Medical Center in Pike County for treatment, which included a sexual assault examination.

Detectives were able to locate the suspect at a residence in Rosemount, where he was brought in for questioning.

Arrested was Ronald R. Pace, 56, of Lucasville. Pace has been charged with two counts of rape, a felony of the first degree.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that this is still an ongoing investigation that could result in more charges at a later date. Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Conkel at 740-351-1091.