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Southern Ohio Caregiver Arrested for Several Counts of Rape


Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that his Office was contacted on Friday, September 15, 2023 by a supervisor of a home health care company. They stated that one of her clients had reported being sexually assaulted by one of her caregivers.
Sheriff Thoroughman stated that Det. Sgt. Jodi Conkel, working jointly with the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim Unit, began an investigation into the reported assault. The investigation revealed that the victim was receiving around-the-clock care and that she was unable to care for herself. The victim was taken Adena Medical Center, in Pike County, for treatment which included a sexual assault examination.
Sheriff Thoroughman stated that detectives were able to locate the suspect at a residence in Rosemount, where he was brought in for questioning.
Arrested was Ronald R. Pace, age 56, of State Route 104 Lucasville, Ohio. Pace has been charged with two counts of Rape, a felony of the 1st degree. Pace was held in the Scioto County Jail on a $200,000.00 bond and appeared in Portsmouth Municipal Court, today, Monday, September 18, 2023.
Sheriff Thoroughman stated that this is still an ongoing investigation that could result in more charges at a later date. Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.