COURT Southington man indicted on five charges of rape
Each count could carry a life sentence.
WARREN -- A Southington Township man faces five counts of rape involving a juvenile, each of which could carry a term of life in prison, and two counts of gross sexual imposition.
A Trumbull County grand jury handed up the indictment Wednesday against Cory Zickefoose, 35, of 3176 Warren Burton Road, after a direct presentment of the case to a grand jury, bypassing municipal court.
The rapes occurred "in Lordstown over a series of years," said Police Chief Brent Milhoan.
He said Zickefoose was scheduled to be arraigned today before Judge John Stuard of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Milhoan said he would discuss the case in greater detail after the court appearance.
The indictment states that Zickefoose had forced contact with a female under 13.
The rapes occurred, the document states, in summer 2001, summer 2002, summer 2003, fall 2003 and winter 2003. The accuser now is 13.
Details of the case also were not available Wednesday afternoon from the Trumbull County Prosecutor's office.