A Marietta man sentenced in September to serve more than 25 years in prison on child pornography charges is facing the possibility of an additional 30 years behind bars after he was indicted Thursday for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old Williamstown girl.
Assistant Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings said the victim, now 17, was discovered when police found images of the girl on computer drives during their investigation into Michael Hurst, 31, of Ingleside Avenue.
Hurst was one of 16 people indicted Thursday by a Washington County grand jury.
On Sept.18, Hurst was sentenced to serve 26-and-a-half years in prison by Washington County Common Pleas Judge Ed Lane on guilty verdicts on 20 charges related to child pornography the man was accused of downloading and storing on his computer and other devices.
Rings said the Williamstown girl was questioned by police about her relationship with Hurst.
"She told (police) about a series of incidents in January or February in 2007... where she and her sister would meet at (Hurst's) residence and where he would provide them with alcohol. On one evening in particular, he had sex with her against her will."
Hurst is charged with two counts of first-degree felony rape, third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and with third-degree felony perjury.
The perjury charge relates to questioning during Hurst's August trial where he denied knowing the Williamstown victim.
Douglas Snider, 36, last known address 1314 Glendale Road, Marietta, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree felony breach of recognizance. Snider is accused of breaching the terms of his bond, including failing to appear for trial this month on theft and organized crime charges.
Evelyn K. Price, 30, no address listed, was charged with third-degree felony conveyance of drugs into a detention facility. Price is accused of attempting to smuggle prescription pills into the Washington County Jail.
Heather M. Manges, 31, of Wooster, was charged with fifth-degree felony possession of heroin and fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs. Manges is accused of being in possession of drugs during a June 6 traffic stop in Washington County.
Billy Babcock, 34, of 100 Spring St., Marietta, was charged with fifth-degree felony violating a protection order. Babcock is accused of violating a court-order on Sept. 30 and Sept. 31.
Hill Franklin Smith, 44, of Macksburg, was charged with fifth-degree felony trafficking in marijuana, fourth-degree felony trafficking in oxycodone, third-degree felony trafficking in oxycodone, fourth-degree felony trafficking in hydrocodone, third-degree felony trafficking in hydrocodone, third-degree felony trafficking in oxycodone, third-degree felony trafficking in hydrocodone, second-degree felony trafficking in oxycodone, and third-degree felony trafficking in oxycodone. Smith is accused of selling drugs to confidential informants between Oct. 13, 2009 and Dec. 23, 2009.
Jason R. Stewart, 18, of Vienna, W.Va., Tor L. Hill Jr., 19, of Vienna, W.Va., and Preston W. Eakins, 19, no address listed, were each charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and fifth-degree felony theft. Stewart, Hill and Eakins are accused of the Aug. 14 burglary of a Belpre residence.
Randy Montgomery, 38, of Beverly, was charged with two counts of third-degree felony cultivation of marijuana and third-degree having weapons while under disability. Montgomery is accused of growing marijuana at his residence this year and for being in possession of a weapon after a past conviction for violence prohibited such possession.
Michael R. Lucas Sr., 42, of Stockport, was charged with fourth-degree felony theft and two counts of fifth-degree felony forgery. Lucas is accused of stealing and forging checks he took from an area resident last fall.
Bonnie Myers, 51, of Parkersburg, was charged with fifth-degree felony theft. Myers and another unidentified individual are accused of a March 8 attempted theft of a computer from Wal-Mart in Marietta.
Gerald "Quinton" Smith, 18, of Cutler and Cody Smith, 20, of Cutler, are each charged with third-degree felony burglary, fourth-degree felony theft, fourth-degree felony safe cracking, fifth-degree felony possession of criminal tools and fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property. The men are accused of breaking into an area residence and taking more than $100,000 in currency.