“We did what we had to do to get him off the street.” That's about all Newton Falls Police Chief Gene Fixler is saying for now about the arrest of a man accused of raping an underage girl.

Police arrested 47-year-old Mark William Thompson of Newton Falls on Wednesday and booked him into the Trumbull County Jail on two counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition.

Thompson is charged under an Ohio law prohibiting anyone from using alcohol or drugs to lower a victim's resistance to unwanted sexual advances.

According to court records, the alleged crimes happened on September 7.

Thompson, who was arraigned in Newton Falls Municipal Court on Thursday, remains jailed without bond awaiting a preliminary court hearing next week.