Circleville Man Indicted On 6 Counts For Allegedly Raping Child

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A Circleville man has been indicted on six felony counts of rape.

The Newark Advocate reports Joseph E. Yates, 26, is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a female victim who is less than 13 years old.

The conduct is alleged to have occurred between May 4, 2012 and May 1 of this year.

Police issued a warrant for his arrest Thursday along with the indictment.

Yates is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

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