Dayton man charged with rape of 3-year-old girl; bond set at $500,000

Anthony Middlebrook

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Anthony Middlebrook

UPDATE @ 3:20 p.m. (June 6):

Bond was set at $500,000 for a 62-year-old Dayton man accused of raping a 3-year-old girl, according to court records.

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Anthony Middlebrook was arraigned in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Thursday on a rape charge involving a victim younger than 10.

The victim is known to him, according to a court affidavit.

A judge also ordered Middlebrook to not have contact with the girl or any minors.

On May 25, the victim’s mother walked in on Middlebrook performing a sex act on the girl at a Prescott Avenue home, according to the affidavit.

She reportedly began to yell at him, prompting neighbors to come to the home and see what was wrong.

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Middlebrook attempted to run away, but was held down by the mother and neighbors until police arrived, according to the affidavit.

INITIAL REPORT:

A 62-year-old Dayton man will be arraigned Thursday on a rape charge involving a child younger than 10.

Anthony Middlebrook was indicted Tuesday, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

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He has been held in the Montgomery County Jail since his May 26 arrest by Dayton police.

We are working to learn more about the charge against him.

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