Facing rape charges


Donald F. Painter, 63, of Nash Avenue in Niles, was arraigned Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on charges accusing him of raping a disabled woman six times from Aug. 29 to Oct. 19, 2017.

He remains in the Trumbull County jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.

The alleged offenses were reported Oct. 17. If convicted, Painter could get about 60 years in prison.

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