A 24-year-old Austintown man has been arrested after being accused of repeatedly engaging in sex with a girl beginning when she was 10 years old.

Kemonie Colpetro was booked into the Mahoning County Jail Thursday on charges of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, possession of criminal tools, and importuning following his arrest by Austintown Police and the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force. 

Ohio law defines importuning as soliciting someone for sex acts.

According to a police report, beginning in early 2022, when the alleged victim visited her cousin’s home in Hubbard, Colpetro would sneak into the girl’s bedroom and undress her before engaging in sex.

The girl told a school counselor that despite her effort to resist, the activity continued until late last year, even after her cousin and Colpetro moved to an apartment in Austintown.

Police say they will talk with the prosecutor about filing more charges in the case.