DATELINE: PORTSMOUTH, Ohio –– Cody Lee Taylor, 18, was charged with one felony count of rape and arrested at his Portsmouth home, located on the 1300 block of Park Avenue, where he reportedly sexually assaulted the child, according to a Tuesday news release from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office.
The 5-year-old victim was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center for treatment and later transferred to Adena Regional Medical Center in Pike County for further treatment and a sexual assault exam, according to the sheriff’s office.
Taylor is being held on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.
According to Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman, his office was contacted on Monday by the Portsmouth Police Department and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Special Victim Unit to report the incident.
According to Thoroughman, investigators were able to locate the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Cody Lee Taylor, and detain him for questioning.
Det. Sgt. Jodi Conkel, working jointly with the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim Unit, started an investigation. The investigation revealed witnesses living in the area of the incident, resulting in the recovery of video from the incident location. Det. Sgt. Conkel was able to locate the suspect at his residence, located at 1332 Park Ave. Portsmouth, Ohio. He was detained for questioning without incident, resulting in his arrest.