A 20-year old Minford man has been arrested in West Virginia in connection with the rape of a 5 year old girl.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said his detectives along with McDowell County Sheriff's Office Deputies, arrested Harry Perez for the rape of a Minford girl on April 3.
After an ongoing investigation, Perez was arrested in West Virginia after the Scioto County Sheriff's Office received information of his location. Perez is being held with no bond in the Logan County Regional Jail and is waiting for extradtion back to Ohio.
Donini said the apprehension of Perez was the direct result of a joint investigation between the Scioto County Sheriff's Office, the McDowell County Deputies and the community members who helped assist in this investigation.
Anyone with information about this case can contact Scioto County Sheriff's Detective Jodi Conkel at (740)351-1091. All callers will remain anonymous.
MARK SHAFFER can be reached at (740) 353-3101, Ext.235.