Kent Man Charged with Drugging, Raping Child
Robert A. Ashworth arrested over holiday weekend
A Kent man is in jail on a $250,000 bond after being charged with drugging and raping a 13-year-old child.
Kent Police arrested Robert A. Ashworth, 33, of 121 W. Hall St. at his home Monday afternoon on a felony rape charge.
Ashworth was charged with raping a 13-year-old sometime the day prior on Sunday. The charge is a first-degree felony.
He was charged with substantially impairing the victim's judgment "by administering any drug, intoxicant or controlled substance to the victim surreptitiously or by force, threat of force or deception," according to the Kent Police criminal complaint.
Ashworth is being held in the Portage County jail on a $250,000 bond.
Portage County Municipal Court Judge Barb Oswick ordered that if Ashworth can pay his bond he is not to be released from jail unless he is placed on a GPS monitoring system, according to the court case docket.
He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Oswick Friday morning.