Boardman man accused of raping 12-year-old with special needs

Staff report


A township man faces rape charges after a mother accused him of raping her 12-year-old daughter, who has special needs.

Police arrested Brandon Domer, 19, of Firnley Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday after the girl’s mother told police she found Domer having sex with her daughter.

The daughter told police Domer told her, “If you don’t cooperate, I’m going to take all the money, and you and your mom will be homeless,” according to a police report.

She told police she said no several times, but Domer told her she had to.

When police asked him if he knew why he was placed under arrest, he said, “For raping that autistic girl,” according to the report.

He told the arresting officers the girl threatened to call the police if he didn’t have sex with her.

Domer asked for a lawyer but continued to talk to himself and said he had sex with the girl multiple times.

Domer will appear for arraignment at 5:30 p.m. today in Mahoning County Area Court here.

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