William L. Powell, 69, of the 1300 block of Oxford State Road, 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. His trial is set for Jan. 6. FILE PHOTO

Trial moved to 2020 for Middletown man indicted for child rape

Judge Greg Stephens said there was a scheduling conflict next week, so the trial was continued until Jan. 6, 2020. The judge also said both parties agreed there would be “no resolution” short of a trial.

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William L. Powell, 69, of the 1300 block of Oxford State Road, 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. He’s represented by Michael Brush.