Grandview Heights police are investigating whether to file additional charges against a Grandview man already facing one count of a rape of a juvenile.

Terry J. McFadden, 69, of Gladden Road was taken into custody April 8 after police filed an arrest warrant.

He was arraigned April 9 in Franklin County Municipal Court; a preliminary hearing was scheduled Thursday, April 18.

McFadden’s case has been referred to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office and any additional charges and indictments would come from that office, said Grandview police officer Janna Cohill.

“We are continuing to follow up with any additional information that we receive,” she said. “The prosecutor’s office has the case and should be going to a grand jury soon.”

Police received a referral April 7 from Franklin County Children Services of possible inappropriate sexual contact occurring at McFadden’s home involving an in-home day-care provider and two children, ages 4 and 7, who were under their care.

The complaint filed in municipal court specifies only an allegation that McFadden had sexual contact with the younger child, which reportedly occurred April 5.

The day-care service is operated by McFadden’s wife and is not licensed by the state, Cohill said.

“He is not the actual day-care provider, but we believe he provided assistance,” she said.

Officers interviewed McFadden on April 8 about the allegations and found probable cause to charge him, Cohill said

Before McFadden’s arrest, other children were taken from his home, and Franklin County Children Services is following up, she said.

Grandview police are requesting any parents or individuals who know of children who are or were previously under McFadden’s care to contact the department’s detective bureau at 614-488-7901.

Franklin County Municipal Court records indicate McFadden has no prior criminal charges, although he has been in court for several traffic violations.

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