Wheeler charged with rape

| September 25, 2020

 On Sept. 14, 2020 the Coshocton County Sheriff’s office was notified by job and family services of allegations of sexual abuse which began a very difficult investigation into these accusations.

On Sept. 24, 2020, the sheriff’s office formally charged Thomas E. Wheeler, a 73 year old male from the Coshocton area, with one count of rape, a felony of the first degree.

This arrest is the culmination of a very in-depth investigation by the special victim’s detective and job and family services. Additional charges are anticipated after the case is fully reviewed by Jason Given, Coshocton County Prosecutor.

Assisting detectives with this lengthy investigation are Coshocton Job and Family Services and the Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office.

This incident remains under investigation by the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office.

If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual abuse, please call: Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office at 740-622-2411, emergencies call 911; Job and Family Services at 740-622-1020; First Step at 740-622-9533. You also can find additional services at: Coshocton Behavior Health Choices 740-622-0033; Allwell 740-622-4470; and Crime Victims Assistance 800-582-2877.

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