Piqua man charged with rape of a child


PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) — A Piqua man is being held in the Miami County Jail after being accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 10.

Robert T. Daniels, Jr., 32, of Piqua, was charged and arraigned on one count of first-degree felony rape Wednesday morning. The investigation began after Piqua Central Intermediate School contacted the Piqua Police Department Tuesday, according to our partners at the Piqua Daily Call. Daniels reportedly knew the victim.

According to Miami County Municipal Court records, there were approximately 10 incidents of sexual conduct that took place over two years. The incidents reportedly took place at private residences in Piqua, according to the Piqua Daily Call.

When questioned, Daniels denied all of the allegations. According to court records, an officer noted that Daniels “did not seem surprised and was very calm” during the interview.

Daniels is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on $300,000 bond. Judge Gary Nasal ordered that if Daniels posts bond, Daniels will not be allowing to have any unsupervised contact with any juvenile, according to the Piqua Daily Call. A preliminary hearing for this case is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Daniels also faces another, unrelated charge in Miami County Municipal Court. He was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in September and a court trial for that charge is scheduled for Dec. 28.

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