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Guardsman, wife enter not guilty pleas

MARYSVILLE — The Ohio National Guard Officer and his wife indicted last month in connection to a series of sexual allegations involving children have pleaded not guilty.

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Maj. Jean Paul Kruse and his wife Emily Kruse were arraigned Thursday in Union County Common Pleas Court.

Jean Paul Kruse, 40, is charged with five counts of rape, five counts of sexual battery, six counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of intimidation of an attorney, victim or witness in a criminal case.

His court-listed address is Camp Arfjan in Kuwait.

Emily Kruse, 35, is charged with two counts of intimidation of an attorney, victim or witness in a criminal case and one count of obstruction of justice.

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