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Marysville: Police investigating sexual abuse of juvenile

Marysville police are investigating the fourth reported sex offense to occur in less than a month.

In the most recent case, police received a referral from Union County Child Protective Services at 4:22 p.m. June 2 about possible sexual abuse, reports said.

The victim is a juvenile male, police said, and the suspect faces gross sexual imposition charges. Police declined to release any other information about the case.

Police Chief Floyd Golden said none of the four cases are related.

Police dismissed a sexual battery charge filed May 11 against Justin A. Wilson and instead charged him with unlawful sex with a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. Marysville Municipal Court records listed his address on Southwood Drive, but police believe he no longer resides in the city.

The previous cases include rape charges filed May 11 against a 16-year-old boy accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, and a May 25 report from a resident of Aspen Drive about alleged sexual abuse of a 2-year-old boy.

In other recent incident reports from the Marysville Division of Police:

* A resident of Wood Run Drive reported at 9:38 a.m. May 27 that items were taken from a vehicle parked in the driveway.

* An iPod was reported stolen at 1:40 p.m. May 27 from a business on West Fifth Street.

* A resident of Trophy Drive reported at 10:03 a.m. May 30 someone had used her identity to file a tax return.

* Rocks were thrown through the back windows of two vehicles, at 10:02 a.m. May 31 on Belmont Drive and at 6:53 a.m. June 1 on Meadowlark Lane.

* An electronic tablet was reported stolen from a residence on Windmill Drive at 11:42 a.m. June 1.

* A mailbox on Valley Drive was damaged at 5:42 p.m. June 1.

* A resident of Morning Star Drive reported at 10:20 p.m. June 1 that his lawn mower was taken from the front of his residence.

* A 26-year-old Zanesville man was charged with theft from a business on Coleman's Crossing Boulevard at 6:09 p.m. June 2. He was also charged with possession of marijuana.

* A resident of Woodcrest Drive reported at 11:08 a.m. June 3 someone had used a credit card without permission.

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