Man indicted on rape charges


A Delaware man was indicted by a Delaware County grand jury Friday on three counts of rape, with specifications that classify him as a sexually violent predator.

Shawn Harrel, 39, of 84 Scottwood Court, went to the home of a woman living on Muirwood Village Drive and allegedly raped her three times on July 9, court documents say.

The 40-year-old woman reported the attack to police later that morning and Harrel was then arrested.

Harrel, a sex offender registered with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, was convicted of gross sexual imposition in 1999 and was ordered to register as a sex offender and serve 15 months in prison.

Harrel also has convictions in Delaware County Common Pleas Court for unlawful sexual conduct, burglary and receiving stolen property.

An arraignment for the rape charges has not yet been scheduled in Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Everett Kruger’s court.

Harrel was in the Delaware County Jail Friday afternoon.

He appeared in Delaware Municipal Court on July 10 and his bond was set at $300,000 by Judge David Sunderman.


By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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