Police arrest man suspected of sexual assaults near OSU campus

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Columbus police say they have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting two women near the campus of Ohio State University.

Johnny Lee Maynard, 40, allegedly assaulted the women on Sunday, July 28.

Police were able to quickly identify Maynard as the suspect because of the two women’s detailed accounts of each assault and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Detectives filed one count of Gross Sexual Imposition against Maynard on Aug. 6.

According to a spokesperson for the Columbus Division of Police, Maynard was apprehended near a business on East Weber Road Wednesday evening.

Anyone with information about Maynard’s whereabouts is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4545 or jyoder@columbuspolice.org or Columbus CrimeStoppers at 614 645-TIPS.

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