63-year-old arrested for sexual assault of a minor

Toledo, Ohio – This horrible incident has shaken a small southern Ohio town of less than 5,000 people.

Pike County resident Tony Bowling, 63, has been accused of raping an 11-year-old girl.

Sheriff Tracy Evans revealed that police got a report of an alleged sexual assault or rape. Tony Bowling was arrested and charged after an investigation.

Bowling was charged with the rape of a minor under the age of 13 by the sheriff’s office.

He is being held in the Scioto County Jail on $300,000 bail.

The date of his preliminary hearing is set for December 29. According to the Ohio Revised Code, Bowling might spend the rest of his life in jail.

If anyone has information on the incident, please call Det. Joshua Carver at 740-947-2111.

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