Franklin County Jail

A grand jury has indicted a Delaware man on rape charges for alleging raping a girl he met on an instant-messaging app. 

Franklin County Jail

A man has been indicted in a 1997 rape at a central Ohio park after new testing on old evidence helped identify him through DNA.

Franklin County Jail

Police in Ohio's capital say cold-case investigators have used DNA evidence to link a rape case nearly two decades old to a man recently arrested in Oklahoma.


A judge has set bail at $1.5 million for a central Ohio man accused of raping a bank employee last week.

Ohio State Drum Major Instructor Indicted On Rape Charges

May 12, 2015

A drum major instructor for Ohio State University's marching band who is accused of sexually assaulting a female student has been indicted on rape charges.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stewart Kitchen is suspected of assaulting an Ohio State student at his home on April 16.

Tom Borgerding / WOSU

Franklin County Municipal Court Judge David Tyack Thursday set bond at $50,000 dollars for former OSU Drum Major Stewart Kitchen. 

Last year, the Center for Public Integrity found that 1 in 5 college women will be sexually assaulted during college, and that when sexual assaults do occur, universities consistently fail to properly investigate the cases. Last week, Vice President Joe Biden announced that new federal guidelines will spell out how colleges and universities must respond to allegations of sexual assault. Today, we take a closer look at the problem.

University Crime Alert Policies

Mar 10, 2010

A recent report of rape at Ohio State University highlights crime alert policies at OSU and at colleges around the country. This hour we talk about the frequency of sexual assault on college campuses and the programs and resources for prevention and treatment of sexual violence.

Possible Rape Suspect in Custody

Dec 29, 2008

A suspect is in Franklin County jail. He was arrested by Westerville Police on December 14 on an unrelated robbery charge. Police Sergeant Rich Weiner says Columbus Police received a tip leading to the suspect and have collected evidence. Weiner did not give specifics or a timeframe for the investigation.

"Quite frankly, the investigators have more work to do," Weiner said. "It's early in this investigation as far as this one potential suspect goes. We're not going to rule him out and we're not going to put all our efforts on him."