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Judge denies motion to suppress Vargo's confession

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Benjamin Vargo's taped confession was played in court this afternoon, detective say the 26 year old admitted to raping at least five of his family members, some of them minors.

AUDIO IN COURT:Detective: "This all started when you were how old?"

Vargo: "15"
Detective: "And how long did that continue?"
Vargo"Quite a few years until I was 21"
 
 
Vargo looked down and took notes as his taped confession was played in court, prosecutors say the alleged sexual contact happened between 2000 and 2008.
 
A former Butler County Sheriff's detective who's identity we can't reveal testified that he responded to a report of a missing teen in June,  that teen was Vargo's brother, when deputies found his brother they say he revealed information about Vargo to officers, which ultimately led to further questioning.
 
"When they picked him up and spoke with him, he indicated that there were some things that happened to him in his house, and he had said that his brother was the person that did that to him," said the detective during his testimony.
 
Shortly after talking to police Vargo's brother later committed suicide, Vargo's father is already serving time on charges of rape.
 
The judge denied the defense's motion to have the taped confession suppressed, bond was continued at $1 million. 
 

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