Police: Arrest made after fake cop abducts, assaults girl, 9

A man who police say abducted and sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in northern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to rape and kidnapping charges

Dennis Menefee Jr. charged with rape and kidnapping

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) – A man who police say abducted and sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in northern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to rape and kidnapping charges.

Forty-five-year-old Dennis Menefee Jr., of Port Washington, appeared Friday in Massillon Municipal Court, where a judge set a $2 million bond.

He’s being assigned a public defender.

Police say the girl was walking home from the library Monday in Massillon when a man impersonating a police officer told her she’d been reported missing. Police say it was Menefee who forced her into his pickup truck and sexually assaulted her in a parking lot.

Menefee was arrested Wednesday near Columbus while working as a flag man on a road construction project. He told a Fairfield County judge Thursday he wasn’t in Massillon.

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