2 more women file complaints in Wright State sexual assault case

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Zachary John Turner

Two more women have made allegations against a Fairborn man suspected of two October sexual assaults at Wright State University.

Information regarding the two women hasn’t been released as the incidents are under investigation, according to Greene County prosecutor David Hayes. The two women have made allegations that they experienced conduct involving Zachary Turner, 28, Fairborn, similar to what has led to him facing charges of sexual assault of two other women.

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Turner is being held at the Greene County jail and is facing charges of four counts of rape, four counts of abduction and two counts of kidnaping. Turner was indicted on those charges in December and two women came forward with two new accounts of assault, said Hayes.

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“What we wanted to do was cast a wider net in terms of media coverage and find out if anyone has additional information or if anyone else believes that they have been victimized by Zachary Turner to contact our investigator whose name is Fred Meadows,” he said. Meadows can be reached at 937-562-5259.

It has not been released if the additional allegations happened on or around Wright State’s campus or housing areas. Hayes wouldn’t comment on the safety of students at the university but said that reporting the incidents to the authorities was handled “professionally by the Wright State Department of Public Safety.”

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Wright State University didn’t respond to request for comment.

Turner is expected in court later this spring.

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