New Concord Man Charged With Rape

Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden announced Friday October 9th that his Investigators have charged Mark Allen Anthony Lehner, age 22 of New Concord with one count of Rape, a felony of the first degree. Sheriff Paden said that an investigation was launched on Monday morning shortly after 8 am after a woman had reported that she had just been sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance at his Western Guernsey County home. Investigators worked throughout the week conducting interviews, gathering evidence and following an interview with Lehner on Thursday morning , Investigators developed enough probable cause to charge Lehner with Rape.

Lehner is currently being held in the county jail and will be arraigned at the Cambridge Municipal Court on a bond hearing October 9th at 2pm.