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Belmont Co. man charged with child rape in court

Updated: Thursday, November 14 2013, 12:34 PM EST

By NEWS9


BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio—


A Belmont County man charged with raping a child appeared in court before Judge John Vavra Thursday.


Kimber Alen Runyan, who now lives in Martin’s Ferry, was represented by attorney James Nicholson.  Nicholson asked the judge for a continuation of Runyan’s preliminary hearing so that he can have more time to review the case.


Prosecutor Scott Lloyd did not object, and the judge approved the continuation.  A final preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m.


Powhatan police confirmed to NEWS9 that the alleged incident happened back in 2012, but did not want to elaborate on the case due to the age of the alleged victim.


Authorities say Runyan was not arrested, but summoned by the court to appear for an arraignment earlier this week.


At that time, Runyan pleaded not guilty to his charge and was released on personal recognizance.


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Belmont Co. man charged with child rape in court


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