Piqua man indicted in Clark County rape case

A man accused of a 2014 rape where a woman said she was kidnapped, held down and assaulted was indicted in the case.

Randy Chaney, 48, of Piqua, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court with rape and kidnapping.

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Chaney was originally charged with rape and kidnapping in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $150,000. He is also being held on a bond of $429,000 in connection with allegations that he didn’t pay child support in Mercer County, according to court records.

Springfield police began their investigation into rape allegations back in 2014 when a woman reported to them that a man had held her down while another raped her, according to a police affidavit. The woman said the attack took place in a vehicle on Lower Valley Pike.

“After the male was done sexually assaulting her, the victim was pushed out the vehicle,” the affidavit says. “The victim then ran towards a trailer park and was able to call for help,” the affidavit says.

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The woman was taken to Grandview Medical Center where evidence was collected, the affidavit says, as well as evidence at the scene.

“On 10/31/14, I received information that a DNA match was obtained from evidence submitted,” the affidavit says. “On 11/11/2014, I received written confirmation from BCI that a DNA sample … matched a subject named Randy Chaney. “With this evidence, police were able to create a photo lineup for the victim to see if she could identify her attacker,” the affidavit says. “(The woman) immediately identified her attacker and began to circle his picture in anger,” according to the affidavit. After speaking with prosecutors, law enforcement decided to seek a warrant for Chaney’s arrest.

Chaney was booked into Clark County Jail on Jan. 8. He remains in jail, according to online records.

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