A second Brimfield man has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl in December, in an incident police say is related to alleged, ongoing sexual assaults on the same child by another Brimfield man.
Raymond C. Leasure, 27, of 3610 Duffield Road, was arrested Monday and charged with one count each of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, and failure to report a crime, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver said Leasure's arrest is related to the case of Dustin T. Hayes, 20, who was arrested Jan. 3 and charged with raping the girl over a three-month span late last year.
Oliver said the alleged rapes occurred at Leasure's residence. At least once on or about Dec. 1, Leasure also allegedly exposed himself to the girl and had sexual contact with her, he said.
Leasure also is charged with failing to report Hayes' alleged crimes even though he knew what was going on between Hayes and the girl, Oliver said. Arraigned Tuesday in Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna, Leasure was ordered held in the Portage County jail on 10 percent of $100,000 bond. A condition of his bond is no contact with the alleged victim.
Hayes, with a last known address of 1463 Cherrywood Road, was indicted Jan. 11 by a Portage County grand jury on seven counts of rape, all first-degree felonies. He allegedly committed the crimes between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012, according to his indictment. Each charge carries a potential penalty of three to 11 years in prison and sex offender registration.
Leasure also faces trial in Portage County Common Pleas Court in April on charges of receiving stolen property and possessing drug abuse instruments. Brimfield police investigating alleged prostitution at Leasure's residence allegedly found a backpack full of tools, a set of keys and a credit card reported stolen by their owner, as well as hypodermic syringes used to inject drugs, in his possession on Aug. 27, 2012.
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