New Carlisle man charged for June sex assault

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A New Carlisle man has been charged with rape and gross sexual imposition for an alleged sexual assault in June at Froggy’s, 11065 County Road 239, Lakeview.

Brandon Murray, 34, is currently lodged in the Logan County Jail. 

Published news reports say he is a teacher at the Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Xenia. According to the Ohio Department of Education, he has a license to teach in Xenia.

The alleged victim is a 25-year-old woman who is an acquaintance of Murray and his wife, detectives with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report in court documents. 

In June, Murray, his wife and the victim traveled to Logan County with a group of people and they all were drinking at  Froggy’s swim-up bar, according to the criminal complaint. At the end of the night, the victim was “extremely intoxicated,” and was sitting in a vehicle with Murray and his wife waiting for the rest of their group and the designated driver.

Murray’s wife was passed out at the time, and that’s when he allegedly raped the victim.

There was a 10-minute window between the time the alleged sexual assault occurred and the group returned to the car, 

The alleged incident happened in June and was reported to deputies a little more than a month later. 

The suspect has denied the allegations and claims it was consensual.

Murray is being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 16.