Man found in Columbus park with bound victim

Police say park rangers in Columbus found a homeless man with a victim who was tied up and sexually assaulted.

Authorities say rangers encountered the man with the woman around 9 a.m. Saturday at Scioto Audubon Park near downtown Columbus. The victim told officers she was choked, ordered to undress and bound with surgical tubing.

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David Shearer, 60, has been charged with rape and kidnapping. He was arraigned and given a $500,000 bond. His next court appearance is set for March 20.

Shearer is already listed on the Ohio Sex Offender Registry, and he was convicted of gross sexual imposition in 2016.

Our news partners 10TV contributed to this report.

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