Ohio police arrest man on 5 child sex charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say they have arrested a man suspected of committing child sex crimes for more than a decade.

Chadren Heston of Galion is charged with five counts of rape involving a minor in cases dating back to 1999.

Detective Jeff Shook says Mansfield police are investigating allegations that the 32-year-old molested friends' children. He says authorities have identified eight potential child victims and are searching for others.

Police say they began investigating when a South Carolina woman told them Heston had abused her four children when they lived in Ohio.

Shook says Heston has no major criminal record.

Heston is in the Richland County jail on $500,000 bond. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

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