Westerville Police: There may be more victims of sexual abuse suspect

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WESTERVILLE, OH (WCMH) — Westerville police are asking for information about a suspect in several sexual abuse cases. 

According to the Westerville Division of Police, Gary Michael Hill of Plain City, has been indicted in several ongoing sexual abuse cases involving at least five minors. 

Police say they are releasing Hill’s information because they believe there may be more victims in the Central Ohio area. 

A Delaware County Grand Jury returned a 14-count indictment against Hill in January 2018 that alleges a series of criminal acts from June 1, 2001 through December 30, 2017. 

“There are five juvenile females we know of who are included in the current indictment,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Since the alleged sexual abuse spans 17 years, there is a possibility there are more victims out there.” 

Hill is charged with four counts of rape (first-degree felonies, each carrying a sexually violent predator specification); kidnapping (first-degree felony); gross sexual imposition (fourth-degree felonies); menacing by stalking (fourth-degree felony); and public indecency (first-degree misdemeanor). 

Hill was released from Delaware County Jail on a $300,000 bond. 

Some of his alleged sex crimes occurred in Delaware County, but others included in the indictment are listed as occurring in Franklin and Fairfield Counties.

 “The victims that we are aware of were all known to Hill, but there is a possibility there could be more victims in the Central Ohio area,” said O’Brien. 

Anyone with information about Gary “Michael” or “Mike” Hill can call the WPD Tipline at 614-901-6866 or email tipline@westerville.org.

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