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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

NFL Player Indicted in Guernsey County Rape Case



(CAMBRIDGE, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Guernsey County Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden today announced the indictment of a Sarahsville man on rape charges.


Joshua Matthew Sills, 25, was indicted by a Guernsey County Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first-degree felonies. Sills is an offensive guard for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.


In December 2019, the indictment says, Sills engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will. The crime was immediately reported, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a detailed investigation.


The case was presented to the grand jury and is being prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions Section of the Attorney General’s Office.


Sills was issued a summons to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court at 1 p.m. on Feb. 16.


Indictments are criminal allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proved guilty in a court of law.

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