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Investigators: Man accused of raping 10-year-old has history; could be more victims

Clint Inlow (Butler Co. Jail) Clint Inlow (Butler Co. Jail)
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Middletown Police believe there could be more victims connected to a man accused of luring and raping a young girl in June.

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Clint Alan Inlow, who was once known to some people as the "neighborhood nice guy," is now facing charges of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Inlow is accused of offering a 10-year-old girl candy and a ride on his moped before luring the girl to his Garfield Street home where he's then accused of raping her.

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Neighbors said that Inlow spent a lot of time with the children.

"Often times parents aren't suspicious because they think it's just a friendly old man in the neighborhood, but in reality, he's just prepping them to get closer to them," Middletown Police Lt. Scott Reeve, said.

According to police, following the June allegations, Inlow was initially charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to police. He was released from jail before a grand jury indicted him on the rape and gross sexual imposition charges last week.

Preble County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Inlow on Tuesday. Police said that he had fled the Middletown area and traveled to Preble County.

Investigators are now digging into Inlow's past as part of the ongoing investigation. They said that what they have discovered so far is cause for concern.

In 1982, court records show that Inlow was convicted of aggravated battery. In 1987, he faced new charges in Middletown - "abuse of a minor."

Rhonda Kidd told FOX19 NOW that her then 2-year-old stepdaughter was a victim and is still haunted by what reportedly happened.

"She had been molested," Kidd said. "She had hickeys on her body."

When Kidd saw our story about the new charges, she said she felt ill.

"My stomach felt like it dropped to my toes, and I thought oh no, here we go again," Kidd said. "It made me sick to my stomach. How many others has he done this to throughout all these years that did not tell?"

Inlow dealt with Middletown police again in 2012. A police report shows that officers took a computer and 99 DVDs from a home on Wilbraham Road that Inlow was living in at the time. Police have not revealed what was on those discs.

Investigators are hoping that if there are any other victims, they will report what happened to them to police.

"Curious to see if any other victims come forward," Lt. Reeve said. "We're concerned. He's got a history of it we think."

If he's convicted of the latest charges, Inlow will likely spend a long time in prison. Kidd said that's exactly what she wants.

"If you even suspect one little iota that your child has been in contact with him or he has touched your child, come forward," Kidd said. "If they don't lock him away for the rest of his God-given life, he will repeat. He will repeat. He is a repeat offender."

Police said that Inlow's court records from 1987 do not clearly state whether Inlow was convicted of the abuse charges and then sentenced.

They said that any case like this one is hard on detectives because the details can be disturbing and hard to talk about.

If you believe your child has been a victim of sexual abuse, you're encouraged to contact local authorities. There are also resources available to help, such as the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673).

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