FAYETTE – A Fayette County man was recently indicted by a Fayette County Grand Jury and charged with numerous counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor stemming from an investigation that was initiated on December 31, 2021.
Zackaria S. Winkler, age 24 of Mount Sterling, Ohio allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a juvenile over a period of several months while living in the home with the juvenile and parent. The incident reported on December 31, 2021 led to deputies being dispatched to the residence on Baldwin Road in northeast Fayette County after the parent became aware of the alleged inappropriate relationship. Subsequent to the investigation, Winkler was arrested, charged, and transported to the Fayette County Jail.
Winkler remains incarcerated in the Fayette County Jail, charged with 12 counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, all fourth-degree felonies. Winkler has been arraigned in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas and is being held on a $500,000.00 bond pending additional court appearances.