Portage County man accused of raping girls

Portage County man accused of raping girls

PORTAGE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A 60-year-old Freedom Township man has been arrested after authorities say he sexually assaulted two teens over several years.

On Monday, detectives from the Portage County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation into allegations that Jeffrey S. Teaford had been sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls. It was alleged that these incidents had been occurring over a period of several years and the victims knew Teaford.

Sheriff David Doak says Teaford was taken into custody without incident and has been cooperating with detectives.

Teaford has been charged with two counts of rape with children under the age of 13, which are first-degree felonies.

On Tuesday, Teaford was arraigned at the Portage County Courthouse. His bond was set at $1,000,000.

He remains incarcerated at the Portage County Jail.

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