Bellefontaine man arrested for rape of girl, 4

Joe P. Hatfield, 41, of 1000 Garfield Ave. in Bellefontaine, was arrested Dec. 17 following an investigation by the Logan County Sheriff's Office and Logan County Children's Services that dates back to August. Children's services received a complaint that the girl was being abused. Hatfield reportedly shared a home with the child at the time of the abuse, according to reports. He was arrested during a traffic stop by the sheriff's office.

He will be arraigned on the charges Friday at 2:30 p.m.

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