An area man reportedly has confessed to raping a 14-year-old girl multiple times.
William R. Moore, 43, of Mansfield, made the confession during an interview Saturday with Huron County Sheriff's Detective Rich Larson, Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said. Larson had brought the suspect to the station.
Moore is accused of raping the victim multiple times over a four-month period, Patrick said. The sheriff's spokesman declined to say how Moore knows the girl.
"She's from Norwich Township in Huron County," Patrick said. "We were notified by a family member."
Larson began his investigation within the past week.
"He did a tremendous job. He has a passion for bringing individuals to justice who harm our children," Patrick said about the detective.
After Larson interviewed Moore, he was arrested and charged with rape and tampering with evidence.
"He destroyed some of the evidence that was linked to the crime," Patrick said, but declined to elaborate.
Moore's bond hearing was today in Norwalk Municipal Court.