Ex-Miami U. police officer accused of kidnapping, sex crimes

The Miami University police station. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
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The Miami University police station. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

The trial for a former Miami University police officer accused of kidnapping, abduction and sex crimes is set to begin May 15.

Dustin Young, 36, is charged with gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and two counts of abduction all related to an August 2016 incident.

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A grand jury report said Young “(had) sexual contact with another…cause another to have sexual contact…or cause two or more persons to have sexual contact…by force or threat or force,” from Aug. 1 through Oct. 22. The report also said Young used “force threat or deception” to kidnap someone. The abduction charges are dated Aug. 1 and Nov. 12.

Young resigned from his post at the Miami University Police Department, according to university spokeswoman Claire Wagner.

Last week, Young was given a $50,000 bond by Butler County Judge Michael Oster Jr. Ten percent of his bond was posted the same day and he was released.

The court also ordered Young to remove all weapons from his Trenton home and forbid any contact with the alleged victim and/or Miami University police.

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Journal-News media partner WCPO contributed to this report.