SHADYSIDE, Ohio -- A Belmont County man, wanted for the rape and sexual battery of children dating back to the mid-1990s, has been arrested in Indiana.
The Belmont County Sheriff's Office reported that 61-year-old Ralph Stillabower was arrested in Columbus, Ind., on Wednesday. While living in Shadyside, Ohio, Stillabower allegedly raped two boys over a period of several years, beginning in 1994. The crimes were kept a secret until this year, when the victims - now adults - approached authorities with details of the sexual assaults.
Stillabower now faces two counts of rape and one count of sexual battery.
Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas praised Detectives Ryan Allar and Andrea Gatti for locating and arresting Stillabower. Lucas also thanked the Bartholomew County, Ind., Sheriff's Office for its cooperation.
Stillabower awaits extradition from the Bartholomew County Jail, where he remains in custody.