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Reports: Lewis Center pair force man into sex act

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Two Lewis Center men were charged this week after allegedly kidnapping and raping another man earlier this month, a spokeswoman with the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office said.

On Oct. 16, Larry M. Fox, 43, of Maple Court, and his uncle, Harry R. Fox, 60, of Walnut Boulevard, allegedly handcuffed another man, then held a knife against his throat and forced him to perform a sex act on the younger Fox, said Traci Whittaker, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office.

According to documents released by the prosecutor's office, the victim was released unharmed.

Larry Fox is indicted on two first-degree felony counts of rape, three second-degree felony counts of kidnapping and one third-degree felony count of abduction.

Harry Fox is indicted on one first-degree felony count of complicity to commit rape, three second-degree felony counts of kidnapping and one third-degree felony count of abduction.

The sheriff's office was alerted to the incident Oct. 16 while investigating an unrelated altercation near the Worthington Arms mobile-home park where Harry Fox and Larry Fox live, said Capt. Kevin Savage with the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

Harry Fox was located at his residence and taken into custody around 10 p.m. Oct. 16, according to an incident report from that night.

Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Larry Fox and evacuated the mobile-home park the following evening, but he was not located, Savage said. He was taken into custody at about 5:30 a.m. the next day after he was found inside a neighbor's home.

"It was unknown whether he was in his residence, so we brought a tactical team in to secure the residence and he wasn't there," Savage said. "We finally located him a couple of doors up at another residence."

Arraignment hearings for the two men had yet to be scheduled as of Monday, Oct. 29, Whittaker said.

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