Adams Co. 18-year-old arrested on kidnapping, rape charges

Adams Co. 18-year-old arrested on kidnapping, rape charges

MANCHESTER, OH (FOX19) - An Adams County man is behind bars after he allegedly kidnapped and raped a 15-year-old girl.

On Monday, court records show Denny Blanton Jr., 18, allegedly forced the 15-year-old victim into his vehicle and drove her to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted her.

He was arrested on Tuesday.

The Manchester, Ohio native is facing kidnapping and rape charges. He is being held at the Adams County jail on $500k bond and is due back in court on March 4.

Manchester Local Schools superintendent told FOX19 NOW that Blanton Jr. is a Manchester student and attends the Ohio Valley Career Technical Center.

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