EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSScioto County Marine Sentenced For Rape Of Minor
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 31, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 31, 2013 11:23 AM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
A Scioto County Marine has been sentenced for raping a minor.
Tyler R. Fitzgerald, 22, of Minford was found guilty of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday, the Scioto County Prosecutor's Office said.
Prosecutors said the incident took place at a party in Scioto County where drinking was involved. Prosecutors said a minor female was intoxicated, passed out and was assaulted by Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald was a Marine stationed in Okinawa. He was taken into custody in April after attempting to board a plane headed for Japan.
A man who is suspected of the rape of a minor was taken into custody just before he boarded a plane to Japan, authorities said.
Tyler Ross Fitzgerald, 21, was wanted out of Scioto County on an arrest warrant issued on March 14. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers took Fitzgerald into custody Monday after he tried to board a plane to Japan at the Los Angeles International Airport, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection. Officials confirmed there was an arrest warrant on Fitzgerald and apprehended him before he boarded the plane.
Fitzgerald was charged with the rape and unlawful sexual contact with a minor in Scioto County. Fitzgerald will be extradited back to Ohio.
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