Local rape case will go to trial in December

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com

WILMINGTON — A rape case involving a minor will go to trail in December.

On Wednesday in Clinton County Common Pleas Court, Judge John “Tim” Rudduck scheduled a three-day jury trial for Noah Cox to begin on December 20.

According to court documents, Cox, age 20 of Milford, faces one count of alleged felony 1 rape. The victim was indicated to be under the age of 13.

Cox is currently incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Cox could face up to life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and would have to register as Tier 1 “sexually oriented offender” for life.

Det. Bob Wilson of the Wilmington Police Department told the News Journal that authorities received a 911 call in early July and, according to Wilson, a mother found Cox “engaged in sexual contact” with her child.

While authorities are still collecting information surrounding the case, Wilson advised that the victim and suspect did not have a personal relationship or know each other prior to the alleged incident. He believes the two met through social media.


By John Hamilton


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