Blan man indicted, charged with rape of child

By John Hamilton -

WILMINGTON — An accused child rapist has been indicted by a grand jury.

Currently incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail, Steven Broughton, 29, received two felony 1 indictments of rape on Monday in Clinton County Court of Common Pleas.

Broughton is accused of raping his eight-month-old child.

According to the affidavit, Blanchester Police Officer Kayla Martin made contact with the mother of the child. The mother advised her that Broughton brought the child to her on March 1 and told her “that he had done something terrible.” When asked what he did, “he typed the word ‘rape’ on his phone and showed (the mother).”

The mother then asked Broughton if he had raped the child and he replied that he did, according to the affidavit. A third unidentified subject was indicated to have heard Broughton’s confession.

The mother then transported the child to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to be examined. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner stated the medical staff found indications of sexual assault on the child, according to the affidavit.

Broughton was arraigned in Clinton County Municipal Court on March 4. Citing the severity of the crime, Judge Mike Daugherty set no bail for Broughton.

The suspect is a registered sex offender with a prior conviction for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented materials, according to court documents.

By John Hamilton

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