City man arrested for rape involving teen



A Bellefontaine man was charged Wednesday with one felony count of rape following an alleged incident that occurred Feb. 1 involving a 15-year-old female victim. 

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report Michael “Eric” Justin, 47, of 505 W. Columbus, was booked into the Logan County Jail about 2:50 p.m. 

Deputies met with the 15-year-old Bellefontaine girl Feb. 1 at Mary Rutan Hospital. 

She reported that that defendant had offered to take her out in a vehicle to teach the teen how to drive. The alleged rape then occurred in the suspect’s vehicle after he instructed her to drive to a location in Logan County. 

The victim was transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for treatment.