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Rape case from ’99 continued until July

May 18, 2019

IRONTON — A 1999 rape case against Frank Thacker that was set to begin later this month has been continued to July 8, according to Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson.

Thacker, 55, of Township Road 1034, South Point, Ohio, was sentenced to 27 years in prison following a 2018 rape trial. Using DNA, prosecutors subsequently charged Thacker with rape, kidnapping and abduction. That case currently is pending in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court before Judge Andy Ballard.

Thacker faces an additional 18 years in prison if convicted of the 1999 rape case, Anderson said.

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