On July 29, 2018, police were notified of a reported sexual abuse case after a boy told his family that Varhola engaged in sexual conduct with him multiple times.
That boy said that another boy told him that Varhola did the same things to him, according to court records.
At that time, the second boy did not disclose any abuse, “but made concerning statements about having secrets,” a detective wrote.
After another interview with police “it was decided it was in his best interest to give him time, as it is not unusual for children to be reluctant to discuss abuse,” according to the court affidavit.
Throughout the next few years, Greene County Children Services reported to police that the boy disclosed he was raped by Varhola. In September 2019, it was again decided to give him time until he felt comfortable discussing what happened, a detective wrote.
In an interview with police in January 2020, the boy said Varhola had raped him twice and also sexually abused him at the house on South Pleasant Avenue, according to court records.
Varhola is held in the Greene County Jail. His bond is set at $100,000.
Varhola on Wednesday waived his rights to a preliminary hearing and the case was transferred to Greene County Common Pleas Court for further proceedings.
He is scheduled to go to trial April 12 for the 2019 case, according to court records.