OH: Man charged with raping child found dead with alleged victim’s relative, troopers say

Source: fox19.com 9/14/22

ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO/Gray News) – A child rape suspect was found dead along with a family member of the alleged victim Sunday morning.

The deaths are still being investigated, but Ohio State Highway Patrol said they believe it was a murder-suicide.

Troopers found the bodies of 34-year-old Wesley Thomas and his 31-year-old girlfriend at the New Lyme Wildlife Area in Ashtabula County around 8:20 a.m. Sunday.

Officials said the bodies were found with gunshot wounds on the ground near a vehicle, and a gun was found at the scene.

Troopers did not say who they believe fired the weapon.

Thomas had been indicted on four counts of felony rape June 9 for a case involving a child victim, who officials said is a relative of the woman.

Thomas pleaded not guilty and was released on a $75,000 bond Aug. 19. He was being tracked with a GPS ankle monitor and was not allowed to contact the woman or the child.

Ashtabula County Prosecutor Colleen O’Toole explained why someone accused of raping a child would be allowed out on bond.

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Stop & look.

I am posting this for a reason. Please refer to the article’s 8th paragraph in which the Ashtabula County (OH) prosecutor states:

“…. he was considered according to all of our evidence-based practices as being a low risk to re-offend in the area of sexual assault….”

She said what they never say!! According to my reading of it, she is saying that even someone who is currently under arrest and facing charges of child sexual assault, nonetheless, is considered low risk to sexually reoffend.

So Sex Offender Registries are needed why?? 

I guess they knew it was over, when I took my plea deal FTR was a misdemeanor and there was no Internet or smart phones, fast forward 2022 this shit is Hell, I’m like the walking dead, I’m alive but I’m not living.
If I would of known then what I know now I would’ve asked the Judge for life in prison or the death penalty

Well let’s not forget how powerful these headlines can be. The accused still have rights to be presumed innocent. But of course that’s shot when your story is out and the charges are public.

Let’s hope it’s not the case that he was actually innocent…

The necessity of explaining to the people why a person accused of a crime are generally granted bond describes a measurable level of ignorance among the people concerning the system ratified. Just the way leadership likes it. The use of the term ” rape” is as ambiguous as ” crimes against nature.”
The impact of “light speed” upon human communication is difficult to deny.