Middletown man accused of raping girl from ages 10 to 18 back in court this week

A pretrial hearing for a Middletown man indicted for several counts of rape has been continued until Tuesday morning in Butler County Common Pleas Court.

William L. Powell, 69, of the 1300 block of Oxford State Road, is scheduled to appear before Judge Greg Stephens after the hearing on Friday was continued, according to court records.

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Powell was arrested in September 2018 and later indicted by a Butler County grand jury for three counts of rape, gross sexual imposition, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor.

The alleged victim reported sexual abuse beginning at age 10 and continuing until she was 18.

Powell is free after posting a $405,000 bond last year.

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