Teen driver sentenced to 10.5 years in prison for high-speed chase that killed pedestrian

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A teen driver who pleaded guilty in the 2019 crash that left a pedestrian dead has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison on Thursday.

Ramadhan Muridi, 17, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide among other counts after hitting 61-year-old Arthur L. Smith as he was crossing South Hamilton Road following a pursuit in February of 2019.

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Grandview daycare provider sentenced to 22 years in prison for raping 2 children

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Grandview in-home daycare provider was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Tuesday for raping two girls, ages four and six years old.

Terry McFadden, 70, pleaded guilty to the two first-degree felony charges in January.

The mother of the victims read a statement in court saying McFadden's actions changed the course of her children's personal identities.

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Former Ohio State football players indicted for rape and kidnapping

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two former Ohio State University football players have been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges.

Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were both indicted on two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, both men are facing a maximum consecutive term of 33 years in prison as well as registration as sex offenders.

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Parents charged in fentanyl intoxication death of 2-month-old

HILLIARD, Ohio — Hilliard police have arrested a mother and father whose infant son died from fentanyl intoxication, according to authorities.

Ehren Schumacher, 39, and Hazel Piuri, 32, were arrested Friday and were indicted on several counts by a Franklin County grand jury.

According to a release from Hilliard police, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, officers investigated a report of an unresponsive infant in the 4700 block of Jeannette Road.

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Anthony Pardon found guilty in the murder of Rachael Anderson

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anthony Pardon has been found guilty on all counts in the murder of Rachael Anderson.

The jury found Pardon guilty of aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.

Anderson was found dead in her east Columbus apartment in January 2018.

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DNA, cellphone evidence, will prove Pardon’s guilt in death penalty case, prosecutor says

The death penalty trial of Anthony Pardon began Tuesday with prosecuting and defense attorneys delivering opening statements about evidence in the rape and slaying of Rachael Anderson, an intern at a local mortuary.

Cellphone and DNA evidence will prove that Anthony J. Pardon is the person who “bound and gagged, raped and hogtied and murdered” Rachael Anderson in her East Side apartment, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien told jurors Tuesday as Pardon’s death penalty trial began.

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2020 Man pleads guilty in murder of Columbus City Schools bus driver; 2 others indicted

Two men accused of killing a Columbus City Schools bus driver were indicted on Friday while a third has pleaded guilty.

Fifty-four-year-old John Clinedinst was found dead on the front porch of his home on Sept. 24, 2019.

Neighbors said they first thought there were new Halloween decorations on the stoop of the house, which is across the street from Carl Frye Park.

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Seven indicted in suspected human trafficking ring

Indictments were filed Tuesday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court against seven defendants on charges related to human trafficking, corrupt activity and drug possession.

Seven people have been indicted in connection with what prosecutors say was an effort to lure women into prostitution.

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Man indicted for rape of woman waiting at Columbus bus stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man was indicted on multiple charges in connection to a rape of a woman who was waiting for a bus on the west side of Columbus.

The Franklin County Grand Jury returned an eight-count indictment on 39-year-old Antwan Blackwell for one count of kidnapping, six counts of rape and one count of having a weapon under disability.

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A Decade Of Diversion: Franklin County's Court For Sex Trafficking Survivors

Graduates walked into the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse, greeted by cheers from their friends and loved ones. One by one, they step up to the microphone.

“I spent 37 years of my life a homeless drug addict, a victim of human trafficking on the streets of Columbus,” says Barb Davis. “I truly knew it was my destiny to die out there.”

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