Recently freed criminal accused of sexual assault, and other crimes

Recently freed criminal accused of sexual assault, and other crimes

ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) - A 41-year-old Ashland man is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and breaking into an historical home, just days after being released from jail on a probation violation.

Police were looking for Rodney Russell after he allegedly attacked the teenager inside her home. Russell, a friend of the girls parents, was left alone with her when the parents went to get food.

While police were looking for Russell, they got a call about a break-in at an historical home.

When officers arrived, a K9 found him hiding in the attic.

Russell was treated for dog bites and taken back into custody.

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