ATHENS, Ohio (WCMH) — A fourth member of an Athens County family charged in a sexual abuse case pleaded not guilty Thursday and was given a $100,000 bond.
Josiah Bellar, 24, was indicted last month on three counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition over a series of incidents that took place between 2008 and ’16.
Josiah Bellar is incarcerated at the Warren Correctional Institution on unrelated charges. He is scheduled to be released on Dec. 2.
The case stems from a missing child who posted on Facebook under a pseudonym a series of sexual abuse allegations against members of the family.