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Man, 22, accused of raping girl, 12

Courtney Astolfi • May 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Nicholas Wohn, 22, of the 700 block of S. Buchanan St. in Fremont, was charged with one count of rape, a first-degree felony.

Wohn, his wife, and their two young children traveled to Maui Sands the weekend of May 10, bringing along a 12-year-old Toledo-area girl acquainted with the family, Perkins police Detective Jonah Roesch said.

The group spent their Saturday enjoying the water park and eventually retreated back to their room to eat and relax.

Wohn and his family later decided to head back down to the park after dinner, but the girl opted to stay behind, Roesch said.

At some point, Wohn separated from his kids and wife and went back to their room. It was then the alleged assault occurred.

“Immediately after the rape, the wife came back with the children. She didn’t walk in on anything” Roesch said. “She just noticed the suspect standing in his boxer shorts”

After the family left the following day, Wohn’s wife told the girl’s mother about the alleged incident.

“The wife was suspicious that something had happened and the victim was taken home,” Roesch said.

The girl’s mother took her child to a Toledo hospital for a sexual assault kit and Toledo police soon reached out to local authorities, Roesch said.

During the course of the investigation, Roesch discovered Wohn and the girl had allegedly exchanged inappropriate sexual messages via social media prior to the assault.

Investigators and social workers interviewed the girl, who confirmed what police had already suspected, Roesch said.

Roesch also interviewed Wohn and, on Tuesday, he admitted to the alleged assault.

Detectives acquired no other information that would lead them to believe Wohn’s alleged crimes against the girl were ongoing, or that an assault had occurred prior to the Maui Sands trip, Roesch said.

The case will, however, be presented to a grand jury for further possible charges, Roesch said.

Wohn was arrested after his interview and taken to the Erie County jail. He remains there on $25,000 bond.

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