Ohio Guard officer pleads not guilty to sex crimes

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Associated Press

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 1 at 1:06 PM

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A National Guard major indicted on charges he sexually abused three children, including two of his own, has pleaded not guilty and been released on $500,000 bond.

A Union County judge imposed curfew, residency and movement restrictions on the man at his arraignment Thursday.

A grand jury in central Ohio indicted the Marysville man earlier this month on charges of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition between 2006 and 2012. The 17-count indictment says he's the father of two of the children, but it doesn't give his relationship with the third.

The Associated Press isn't naming the 40-year-old man to protect the children's identities.

The major's wife also pleaded not guilty to an obstructing justice charge and was released on a recognizance bond with reporting and movement restrictions.

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