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Police: Sex abuse allegation led to home fire

Associated Press Published: June 5, 2014 4:00 AM

FOSTORIA -- A detective investigating a northwestern Ohio house fire that killed two people says one of the suspects believed that Danny Marker Jr., the home's owner had been sexually abusing a child.

Three people are charged in connection with the fire in Fostoria just over a week ago. It was ruled arson.

A Fostoria detective told a judge Tuesday that revenge was the motive for the fire. He said one suspect had told police before the fire that Marker had been sexually assaulting a child.

The detective said police were investigating allegations before the fire.

State records show Marker was a registered sex offender.

Both Marker and the woman who died were hearing impaired.

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