Toledo pastor charged with rape posts bond

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A Toledo street pastor accused of raping a teenager with developmental disabilities appeared in court on Friday. Reverend Charles “Slim” Lake issued his $ 250,000 bond and was electronically monitored.

Lake was charged last week on a rape charge. He was arrested by US Marshals on Wednesday and taken to Lucas County Jail.

Lucas County District Attorney’s Michael Loisel said Lake picked up the 19-year-old woman outside a house on Southmoor Drive. According to a police report, the alleged report happened in December.

Investigators did not say where the alleged sexual assault took place.

“Ultimately, the victim ends up in St. Vincent’s Hospital. The Toledo Police are being contacted at this point on allegations of forced sex, ”Loisel said. “The suspect was actually in the hospital at the time. You have received a statement from him and a statement from the victim. “

The victim told police that Lake picked her up in a black truck. Investigators also said they identified Lake, who wore black and white shoes.

“There is concern because there is an aspect related to (developmental disorder),” Loisel said. “The allegations are very serious about what she said. The suspect denies any sexual activity and the physical evidence does not support his disapproval. “

The lake is due to be indicted on May 6th.

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