Rape claim made

BELLEVUE The Bellevue Police Department is investigating the suspected rape of a 27-year-old Sandusky woman in Bellevue on Saturday morning. No arrests have been made. However, Capt. Matt Johnson said there are two suspects, a 22-year-old Sandusky man and a 21-year-old Monroeville man, who are friends of the victim. Their names have not been released.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

BELLEVUE The Bellevue Police Department is investigating the suspected rape of a 27-year-old Sandusky woman in Bellevue on Saturday morning.

No arrests have been made. However, Capt. Matt Johnson said there are two suspects, a 22-year-old Sandusky man and a 21-year-old Monroeville man, who are friends of the victim. Their names have not been released.

The victim reported the incident at 5:18 a.m. She first went to The Bellevue Hospital and was referred to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

"The victim reported that she came to Bellevue with two friends she had known for a few years," Johnson wrote in a prepared statement. "After going to a couple of bars in Bellevue, they went to one of the (suspects') apartments in the 200 block of East Main Street, Bellevue, where the alleged rape occurred.

"Both suspects advised that everything that had occurred was consensual," Johnson continued.

"She's saying it wasn't," he added. "We're going to continue the investigation with the polygraph set up and go from there."

The two suspects had requested they undergo a polygraph examination during a police interview Monday. Police earlier that day had used a search warrant at the apartment which belongs to the Monroeville man.

Johnson has called the Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation to set up the polygraph test which could happen in two to three weeks.