COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A teenager has been indicted on rape charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint while she pushed her child in a stroller along a bike trail.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, on April 12, 2019, 16-year-old Desmond Lee Thomas pulled a gun and sexually assaulted the woman who was pushing her child in a stroller on the Camp Chase bike trail on the west side of Columbus.
Thomas was bound over from juvenile court and a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted him on three counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, one count of aggravated robbery, and two counts of robbery. Each count also carries a firearm specification.
Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned September 6 at 1:30pm.