Zanesfield man charged for sex crimes against a child

MARYSVILLE — A Union County Grand Jury recently indicted Dennis L. Dodd, 55, of 447 Township Road 126, Zanesfield, charging him with nine counts of rape, eight counts of corruption of a minor and one count of intimidation of an attorney, victim or witness in a criminal case.



According to court documents, there are at least four victims, between the ages of 9 and 14, with the most recent allegations stemming from a series of incidents in early 2006. Some instances occurred as far back as 1992.

He also is believed to have used a shotgun to intimidate at least one of the victims if they told.

If convicted on all charges, Dodd could face as much as 96 years and/or life in prison. He is currently lodged in the Tri-County Regional Jail.