GREENVILLE – The Darke County Grand Jury has indicted 19-year-old Lathan T. Frech of New Madison on one charge of rape.
Frech was employed as a corrections officer with the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at the time of the alleged incident. He is no longer employed by the sheriff’s office.
Charges were filed in Darke County on June 29. Frech was arraigned in Darke County Common Pleas Court on July 19.
Following an investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, Kelly Ormsby, Darke County Prosecutor, requested county commissioners approve an “out of the county” investigation be completed by the Miami County Prosecutor.
Frech has retained Troy attorney Jose Lopez.
During his arraignment, Judge Jonathan P. Hein ordered Frech released on an own recognizance bond and set a telephone pre-trial conference for Aug. 14.
PHOTO CAPTION: Lathan Frech of New Madison has been charged with rape, a first degree felony.