Licking Co. man accused of raping 9-year-old girl

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UTICA, Ohio (WCMH) — Deputies in Licking County say a man has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 9-year-old girl.

According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received information on a possible sexual assault that occurred in Utica.

Deputies say the girl told them she was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions between July 1 and July 15, by Eli Cummons, 29.

According to deputies, Cummons admitted to sexually assaulting the victim multiple times and showing her pornographic images.

Cummons has been arrested and a grand jury will consider additional charges in the near future.

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