Prosecutor Has Case In Child Rape Suspect’s Death

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says he has received the results of a sheriff’s office investigation into the death of a central Ohio child rape suspect who died several days after being hospitalized following a jail assault.

A report by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office says inmate David Piersol was the victim of an assault on April 5 at Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg.

Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi (tah-LEE’-bee) says he’s reviewing the investigation to determine any next steps. He says the county’s grand jury meets early next month.

Records show the 39-year-old Piersol was indicted in February in Union County on charges of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition alleging assaults on a child last October.

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