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56-year-old man charged with rape of woman at southern Ohio healthcare facility

Ronald Pace has been charged with two counts of rape and is being held on a $200,000 bond

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A caregiver at a home healthcare company was charged with raping a woman at the facility, according to the Scioto County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff David Thoroughman said a supervisor at the unnamed healthcare company contacted authorities on Friday, saying one of her clients reported being sexually assaulted by a caregiver.

An investigation revealed the victim was receiving around-the-clock care and she was not able to care for herself.

Detectives found the suspect, 56-year-old Ronald Pace, at a residence in Rosemount and he was brought in for questioning.

Thoroughman said Pace was charged with two counts of rape, a first-degree felony. Pace is being held at the Scioto County jail on a $200,000 bond.

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