Clark County man indicted, accused of raping woman with disabilities

A man who allegedly admitted to investigators that he sexually assault a 50-year-old woman with Down syndrome that he knows has been indicted on charges in the case by a Clark County grand jury.

Joseph M. Schmitt, 58, of 4105 Ashton Lane, was indicted on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Family of the victim told our reporters they uncovered the crimes and confronted the man about it before they reported the sexual assaults to police in the first week of March. It was days later when Schmitt walked into the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and turned himself in, the family member said.

This news organization chooses not to identify the family member as to not identify the victims of the sexual assault.

Investigators arrested Schmitt on March 7, and he’s currently booked in the Clark County Jail after he pleaded not guilty to initial charges, according to court records.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned on the Clark County Common Pleas court on the new charges Friday, according to court records.

Clark County Prosecutor Andrew Wilson reports the grand jury met Monday and also issued the following indictments:

Jessica M. Rhoads, 29, 801 Elder St.: Receiving stolen property.

Darren Benjamin Maiolo, 42, 1809 Highland Ave.: Vandalism, theft.

James Todd Maiolo, 46, 1809 Highland Ave.: Vandalism, theft.

Timothy Bishop, 33, 1518 S. Limestone St., Apt 1/2: Burglary.

Joseph M. Schmitt, 58, 4105 Ashton Lane: Rape, gross sexual imposition.

Shane Moore, 32, 5654 Ridgewood Road West : Robbery (four counts), abduction (two counts), kidnapping.

Alexandrea Merritt, 22, 5654 Ridgewood Road West: Robbery (four counts), abduction (two counts), kidnapping.

Shyheim T. Gibson, 19, 602 E. Madison Ave.: Having weapons under disability (three counts), receiving stolen property, carrying concealed weapon.

Patrick Allen Wilcox, 30, 636 W. Southern Ave.: Rape (two counts), gross sexual imposition (two counts).

Joshua A. Fraley, 30, 3414 E. High St.: Burglary.

Gary Lynn Cameron, 20, 1821 Delaware Ave.: Aggravated burglary.

Ayona Renee Lane, 19: Aggravated burglary.

Adontre Lamont Lane, 22: Aggravated burglary.

Issac Alexander Morgan, 23, 139 E. Euclid Ave.: Rape (two counts), kidnapping (two counts), felonious assault.

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