A Hillsboro man has been charged in Brown County for allegedly raping a co-worker, according to Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger.
Newman Paul Powih, 33, was charged in a three-count indictment handed down on June 1 with first-degree felony rape, third-degree felony abduction and fourth-degree felony gross sexual imposition, according to Wenninger.
On May 21, Powih was arrested on a charge of first-degree rape of a co-worker at the Locust Ridge Nursing Home, reports said. He was arraigned May 23 in Brown County Municipal Court where a $100,000 bond was originally set.
According to the indictment, Powih restrained the co-worker in Pike Township, Ohio, and allegedly forced sexual contact and raped her, reports said.
According to the criminal complaint filed by police against Powih, the incident was not consensual, and was compelled by the threat of harm to the alleged victim, according to reports.
Powih is currently being detained on a $250,000 bond, according to the Brown County Common Pleas Court website, and is being held at the Butler County Detention Center, which is under contract with Brown County to house inmates.
According to the court’s website, Powih is scheduled for a pretrial hearing at 1 p.m. on July 6.