Piqua man in custody after police investigation


PIQUA – A Piqua man is in custody following an investigation by Piqua police, according to infomation provided by Mike Ullery.

Benjamin Barhorst, 37, is in the Miami County Jail facing three counts of first-degree felony rape of a child.

Deputy Piqua Police Chief Marty Grove said that the pre-school-age child told a babysitter who immediately contacted police. An investigation was launched and Barhorst was arrested.

Bond for Barhorst has been set at $1.5 million dollars.

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