Kentucky man accused of raping us returns to jail after bail is revoked

FREMONT — A Bowling Green, Ky. man charged with rape, felony assault and kidnapping is back in Sandusky County Jail after his bail was revoked on Monday.

Michael Lather, 47, was charged with the charges in January and pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing in April.

His bond was set at $100,000, and Lather posted bond on April 29.

A log entry on the Sandusky County Clerk’s site indicated that Lather’s bail had been revoked due to violations of his bail conditions.

He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for August 2 at 1 p.m.

The foam charges stem from an incident that occurred on September 14, 2021 in Fremont.

According to a Fremont Police Department report, a woman was visiting a friend in Fremont and asked Lather to drive her home.

Lather drove her to another residence in Fremont and followed her to a shed on the property.

He accused the woman of stealing his marijuana and money from his vehicle.

Lather allegedly punched the woman several times in the face and demanded that she return her marijuana or give him sex, according to the report.

When the woman refused and called for help, Lather allegedly sexually assaulted her.

A witness found Lather with the woman and confronted him.

Fremont police arrived on the scene minutes after a 911 call was made.

Police received results from the Ohio Bureau’s criminal investigation lab in December that revealed Lather’s DNA.

The case went to a Sandusky County grand jury and Lather was charged with rape, felony assault, and kidnapping.

Arrest warrants were issued for him and he was taken into custody on 23 April.

According to the report, Lather was also charged with resisting arrest.

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