Leavittsburg man accused of raping multiple mentally challenged children
A Leavittsburg man accused of raping multiple mentally challenged children was arraigned in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas Thursday morning.
According to a secret indictment dated Wednesday, April 12, these incidents occurred between February and March of 2023 and involved three minor victims aged 17, 16 and 11 years old respectively.
According to the indictment, 43-year-old Brian Harvey is charged with 14 counts of rape, five counts of gross sexual imposition and seven counts of sexual battery.
The indictment notes on select counts that the Harvey "had reasonable cause to believe that the other person's ability to resist or consent was substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition."
Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor, Gabe Wildman confirmed with 21 News that two out of three of these victims are "developmentally delayed."
Bond for Harvey has been set at $500,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court again on Monday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m.