Elyria man accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old girl hauled into custody by police

Elyria man accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old girl hauled into custody by police
Timothy Minnich, 20, of Elyria (Source: Elyria Police)

ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) - A suspect from Elyria was hauled into custody Thursday and accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

Elyria Police said 20-year-old Timothy Minnich is charged with one count of rape.

Minnich told detectives that he knew the victim in his confession, according to police.

He is being held on a $1 million bond in Lorain County Jail.

Minnich’s preliminary hearing at Elyria Municipal Court is at 2 p.m. on Monday in Courtroom B.

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