Man Indicted On Series Of Rapes

(CINCINNATI) -- A 50-year-old Symmes Township man, Dr. Chien Tai Wu, has been indicted on 17 charges, including rape, attempted rape, aggravated burglary, felonious assault, gross sexual imposition and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

The charges cover three different victims on five different dates over a six year period, according to Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters. Wu faces up to 137 years in prison.

Police say that Wu, wearing a mask, attacked a 16-year-old female on July 18 in her home. She was shocked with a stun gun and a rag soaked with choloroform was placed over her face. She was taken to the hospital where an exam confirmed she had been sexually assaulted. There were burn marks on her chest consistent with a stun gun.

The family of this victim told police that another family had experienced a similar attack the year before. Further investigation revealed a third victim.

Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Prosector's Office worked together to investigate Dr. Wu and prepared search warrants. They found a stun gun and a bottle of choloroform hidden in a drawer. Also recovered was evidence that Dr. Wu photographed at least one of his victims during the commission of the crime.

Wu is being held on a $2 million bond.

The prosector's office believes there could be other victims out there. Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at (513) 851-6000. staff