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Police arrest suspect after reported rape near OSU campus

A tweet issued by Ohio State University's emergency management says the suspect showed a weapon.

COLUMBUS -- Police are investigating a reported rape near the Ohio State University Campus. Investigators say the crime happened near 8th Avenue & Neil Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on June 23.

On June 28, OSU police said they arrested a suspect, David W. Canter.

Canter is charged with kidnapping and rape, according to police.

A female student reported that around 12:30 a.m. on June 23 she was approached by an unknown man, according to a public safety notice issued by Ohio State University police.

The suspect showed a gun and told the student to come with him. He then forced her to walk off campus where he used a knife to threaten her before committing sexual assault outside a nearby residence. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

Canter has a prior record and is a registered sex offender in the Franklin County Sheriff Office database.

According to court records, Canter has been denied bond and his continued arraignment is scheduled for July 2.