Rape Accused Local Rapist Accepts Plea Bargain By Jim Letizia • Jun 10, 2016 The Columbus man charged with raping four women in 2014 will serve probation on abduction charges in a deal with prosecutors. Suspect In West Side Rapes Arrested By Jim Letizia • May 27, 2016 WCBE Files Columbus police say they have arrested one suspect in a series of rapes on the west side. Police Investigating Possible Links In West Side Rapes By Jim Letizia • May 21, 2016 WCBE Files Columbus Police are investigating whether a series of rapes on the west side are connected. Ohio House Votes To Extend Period For Prosecuting Rape Cases By Associated Press • May 13, 2015 The Ohio House has passed a bill to extend the time period for prosecuting rape and sexual battery to 25 years after the crime. Senate OKs Bill To Block Rapists' Parental Rights By Associated Press • Jun 5, 2014 The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to let rape victims request that a court terminate or deny offenders' parental rights over a child conceived as a result of an attack. Unexpected Praise For Proposal To Bar Rapists From Child Custody By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 8, 2013 Two Democratic Senators have introduced a bill to ensure that sexual offenders would not have parental rights if their victims choose to keep or adopt out babies conceived in rapes.