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48-year-old man arrested and charged with rape involving a 7-year-old in Springfield Township, police say

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 09:36:42-04

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Springfield Township man was arrested and charged with rape involving a child, according to police.

Keith Morris, 48, of Shadybrook Drive, was charged with one count of rape involving a 7-year-old child, police said in a press release.

The rape allegations surfaced after the 7-year-old victim's parents noticed signs of physical sexual abuse.

Morris, whom police say is a family friend of the victim, was questioned by detectives and admitted to the allegations.

He was booked into the Summit County Jail where he is currently being held on a $1 million bond.

Detectives are investigating the possibility of other victims and are asking the public if anyone has any information to contact the Springfield Township Police at 330-784-1609.