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Man wanted for allegedly raping a disabled child arrested in Elyria

Posted: 6:19 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-14 16:41:48Z
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ELYRIA, Ohio — A Struthers man who was wanted for allegedly raping a disabled child was arrested in Elyria Wednesday by members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Kevin Neely, 37, was wanted by the Struthers Police Department, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Members of the task force developed information that Neely and a female associate had fled from Struthers to Lorain County and developed information on a possible vehicle they were driving, the release states.

On Wednesday afternoon, task force members spotted Neely and a woman driving in the known vehicle, officials said. They conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Route 57, and Neely was arrested.

“Today our task force members tracked a violent sexual predator all the way from Struthers to Elyria,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated. “Our goal is to make sure violent fugitives stay off the street and ensure the victims get the justice they deserve.”