Youngstown man accused of child rape captured on east side

Prosecutors said Rodriguez repeatedly raped a 5-year-old girl and showed her pornographic material

Jeremiah Rodriguez, charged with rape, gross sexual imposition and disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile in Mahoning County.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) –  A man from Youngstown was captured Friday morning by U.S. Marshals on child sex charges.

Prosecutors said 23-year-old Jeremiah Rodriguez repeatedly raped and assaulted a young girl who was just five years old at the time.

They say he also showed the victim pornographic material.

Rodriguez was arrested at the ESA apartments on Youngtown’s east side.

If he’s convicted of the charges against him, he faces an automatic life prison term.

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