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Police: Circleville Man Used Ministry To Lure Sexual Abuse Victims

A Circleville man allegedly used a Christian outreach ministry for the homeless to lure victims for sexual abuse.  

Circleville Police say 56-year-old Hank Stapleton found vulnerable individuals who he then abused. Authorities have identified two victims and believe there are several others who they are asking to come forward. Stapleton is charged with rape and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.