Ironton man arrested for rape

Published 2:21 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Tuesday confirming an Ironton man was arrested for the rape of a juvenile.

Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office was contacted by the Portsmouth Police Department on Monday about a possible sexual assault victim living in the Wheelersburg area.

The released stated detectives were able to locate the juvenile victim, who was 11 years old at the time of the alleged assault to obtain a report, which resulted in the suspect being interviewed and charged.

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Arrested was Wayne Parsons, 32, of Ironton. Parsons is charged with two counts of rape, which is a felony of the first degree.

Parsons appeared in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Tuesday and is being held on a $520,000 bond.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091. All calls will remain anonymous.