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Man charged with sexual assault and abduction of pregnant woman

• Updated Aug 6, 2018 at 1:19 PM

DEFIANCE — A Hicksville man is now facing charges related to the sexual assault and abduction of a pregnant woman.

A Defiance County grand jury indicted Bruce E. Guilford, 63, of Hicksville, on felony charges of rape, sexual battery, abduction and gross sexual imposition. He was arraigned in Defiance County Common Pleas Court on Friday morning.

An investigation by the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation found that Guilford allegedly assaulted the woman in 2017 when she was seven months pregnant.

"The allegations in this case are terrible," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. "My office works diligently to stand up for victims of sexual assault, and those who commit these heinous crimes will be held accountable."

The case is being prosecuted by attorneys with Attorney General DeWine's Special Prosecutions Section.

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