Man Indicted For Alleged Rape At Columbus Bus Stop


A Columbus man has been indicted on four charges for allegedly raping a woman at a bus stop while she held her child.

Ronald Ayers was indicted on charges of Rape with Specification, two counts Kidnapping with Specification, and one count Having Weapon Under Disability.

Ayers allegedly raped a woman on October 21 at a bus stop near North Ohio Avenue and East Long Street.

The victim said she was sitting on a concrete stoop with her 3 year-old child in her arms when an armed suspect approached and kidnapped them.

"I just felt something really hard in my back and he put his hand around my mouth and he told me to walk with him and all I could think was where are you taking me what's going on," the victim said.

She said because she feared for her life and that of her daughter, she walked with the stranger away from the COTA bus stop for just a few feet before he stopped and raped her behind a building.

"He heard her crying and he did not care, didn't budge he just kept on going like oh well," she said of the man's reaction to her daughter's crying.

Ayers will be arraigned in court on November 4.

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