TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - Beavercreek police arrested a man accused of having sex with boys. Jason Zwick, 29 was arrested Tuesday morning. Detectives said he was one of three men accused.
Troy police said Zwick's victims were the sons of another suspect, Kenneth Brandt, who adopted the boys in Texas. Brandt, 39, was arrested Friday night after police served a search warrant at his house. Brandt is accused of sexually assaulting his adopted sons and prostituting one of them for sex.
The case was blown open Friday morning when investigators from a Franklin County internet crimes task force contacted Troy Police after conducting a weeks long investigation through online chats, which led them to Brandt and others.
According to Troy Police Capt. Chris Anderson, Brandt assaulted his three adopted sons and traded one of them for sex to at least two men. The victims are 12, 10 and 9 years old. A fourth child lived in the home, but does not appear to be involved, Anderson said.
Brandt adopted all four children from Texas within the last few years.
"That's one of the things we're curious to find out, is how a single father has four children living with him through adoption agencies but that may take months to figure out," said Anderson.
Brandt is charged with three counts of felony rape and one count of compelling prostitution.
2 News has also learned that Dayton police arrested Patrick Rieder, 31, Monday afternoon. Rieder is being held at the Montgomery County jail for felony rape, according to the jail's website.
It is believed that Brandt traded his son to Zwick and Rieder for sex.
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