St. Marys man indicted on sex charges

Staff Writer

A St. Marys man was indicted and arrested Thursday on a slew of sex charges that allegedly occurred between June 1, 2015, and May 1, 2016.

A total of 14 charges were indicted against Aaron J. Stapleton, 38, of St. Marys. The charges are: count 1 of rape, a first-degree felony; count 2 of sexual battery, a third-degree felony; and counts 3-14 of gross sexual imposition, all fourth-degree felonies.

Stapleton was arraigned in the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on June 2, when the court entered innocent pleas to all charges on his behalf. A $100,000 bond was ordered by the court with a 10 percent privilege.

See Tuesday's paper for the full story.