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Columbus man charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

Simeon Kai Turner was arraigned Friday morning and given a $500,000 bond.
Credit: Franklin County Jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus man has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl last year.

According to Franklin County Municipal Court records, 31-year-old Simeon Kai Turner is facing one count of rape.

The incident reportedly happened Sept. 4, 2022 at approximately 2 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Broad Street.

The victim told police she was in a vehicle with a man she had met recently when he allegedly forced sexual intercourse with her.

Court records say media tips led to identifying Turner as a suspect. The victim was shown an array of photos and was able to pick Turner's photo.

A sexual assault kit was collected on the morning of the incident. Records state DNA recovered from the kit matched with Turner.

Turner was arraigned Friday morning and given a $500,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 3.

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