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Man at large wanted on rape, assault, kidnapping charges

By Alissa Widman Neese • Jul 2, 2018 at 10:00 PM

UNION COUNTY (TNS) — A man accused of kidnapping a woman for half a day and physically and sexually assaulting her is wanted by central Ohio law enforcement.

Jason G. Bender, 40, of Marysville, has warrants out for his arrest.

Bender is believed to be driving a 2000 black Honda Accord with the Ohio license plate number HKC5242. The Union County sheriff's office said Saturday that Bender should be considered armed and dangerous.

He faces charges of felonious assault, rape, kidnapping and possessing weapons under disability, the sheriff's office said.

A relative of the 31-year-old victim told deputies Friday afternoon that Bender restrained the woman against her will for 12 to 14 hours. The woman's injuries required emergency medical care.

Anyone who sees Bender is urged to contact local law enforcement officers. The Union County sheriff's office can be reached at 937-645-4110.

awidmanneese@dispatch.com

@AlissaWidman

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