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Man indicted on sex offenses

55-year-old accused of raping child

YOUNGSTOWN — Charles E. Teague, 55, of Stratmore Avenue in Youngstown, was indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury on two counts of rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

His case was directly presented to a Mahoning County grand jury, meaning it did not go through a lower court.

The indictments accuse Teague of raping a child between 2005 and 2007 when the child was about 12 years old, committing gross sexual imposition against the child from 2003 to 2007 and committing unlawful sexual conduct with a minor involving the child from 2007 to 2010.

If convicted on the rapes, Teague could be sentenced to life in prison. The four other charges could result in prison sentences of several years each if convicted.

Teague is likely to be arraigned in the next couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, Lemar C. Ware, 49, of McGuffey Road, Youngstown, was indicted Thursday on two counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of felonious assault, both with specifications of being a repeat violent offender, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He is accused of shooting a woman on West Hylda Avenue on the South Side on March 26.

The indictments allege that Ware trespassed into the home of a woman and committed or tried to commit felonious assault on her. He is alleged to have used a firearm in commission of his offenses.

The indictment states that he previously was convicted of two counts of felonious assault in a 2008 Mahoning County case and burglary in a 1997 Mahoning County case, both of which render him unable to own a gun.

He is expected to be arraigned in the coming weeks. If convicted, he could be sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.

Others indicted Thursday were:

• Anthony G. Biggs, 32, of Mabel Street, violating a protection order, domestic violence and petty theft;

• Brandon G. Good, 25, of Winchester Avenue, aggravated drug possession;

• Jason M. Delgado Marcano, 39, Mahoning County jail, having weapons under disability with a gun specification, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and drug possession with a gun specification. Marcano was indicted in a separate case on charges of tampering with evidence, cocaine possession and drug possession, both with weapon and money forfeiture specifications;

• Matthew J. Wallace, 39, Mahoning County jail, vandalism;

• William L. Sullivan, 32, Maplewood Avenue, Struthers, having weapons under disability, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and obstructing official business;

• James A. McLalin III, 42, last known address Market Street, failure to verify address.

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