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Ohio Guard officer accused of child sex crimes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guard major who has said he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape has been indicted on charges he sexually abused three children, including two of his own.

A Union County grand jury indicted the 40-year-old Marysville man on charges of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition between 2006 and 2012. The indictment says he is the father of two of the children; it does not give a relationship with a third child.

The Associated Press isn't naming the man to protect the children's identities.

Records don't list an attorney for the man. The Guard said he is on duty in Kuwait.

In a 2008 story in a military publication, the man spoke about his large family and wanting to adopt a girl to protect her from sexual assault.

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