December 20, 2014

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Man charged with sexually assaulting young boy

LORAIN — A Lorain man was charged last week for sexually assaulting a young child.

Jose Yanez, 35, of Lorain, was charged with rape Friday after a medical exam conducted on a young boy gave police evidence that the child had been sexually assaulted, according to police.

Lorain police Detective Tabitha Angello said the alleged assault happened early this year but would not provide further details. The victim was younger than 12, she said.

Yanez had a preliminary hearing Wednesday and was given a $30,000 bond. He was being held in Lorain County Jail.