• Ohio woman wanted in connection with rape of 3-year-old girl

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -

    Authorities in Ohio are searching for a Cambridge woman wanted on rape and other sex charges in a case involving a 3-year-old girl.

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    According to WSYX-TV, officials have charged Melanie Young, 45, with rape and attempted rape, as well as 14 counts of using a minor in "nudity-oriented material or performance" and two counts of pandering the materials, the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday.


    Posted by Guernsey County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden on Wednesday, October 2, 2019


    Deputies don't know where Young is, the release said. She hasn't been at home for about two weeks, according to investigators.

    A second suspect, Michael Smith, was charged in the case last month, WCMH-TV reported. Smith, whose bond was set at $2.5 million, was still behind bars Wednesday, authorities said.

    The Sheriff's Office is urging anyone with information about Young's whereabouts to call investigators at 740-439-4455.

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