Rape Suspect Lured Victims Away From Local Group Home

Patrick Conway Charged With Child Molestation, Rape, Child Pornography

There are shocking new details about a rape suspect charged with multiple sex crimes involving minors under the age of 18 and how the victims landed in his custody. Patrick Conway was arrested for Child Molestation, Sexual Battery, Rape , Production of Child Pornography and several other serious charges earlier this week.

First News has learned exclusively that the 52 year old Conway lured his four victims as young as 14 years old away from a local group home according to a source with first hand knowledge of the incident. Conway allegedly used drugs and alcohol before assaulting the girls over a 24-36 hour time period. He is also charged with Interference of Custody presumably for holding the victims away from their group home.  The 52 year old suspect is also charged as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm for a previous conviction involving criminal damage to property.

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit responded to a local hospital where two of the victim’s were being treated and documented the allegations. Conway’s court appointed Public Defender waived his probable cause hearing and no testimony was given during his first court appearance.  He will remain in custody for now pending his next court appearance.

A Superior Court Judge could set bond after hearing a detailed account of what exactly prompted these charges. Depending on the evidence presented at the next hearing, the Judge could also deny any request for bail.

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