PIQUA — The Piqua Police Department charged John Allan Brannum, 18, of Troy with first-degree felony rape on Thursday evening. Brannum was taken into custody at Troy High School.
“This is a case that started on May 13,” Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison said. “Based on the investigation of a sexual offense, he was charged with rape and arrested while he was at school today.”
The alleged incident took place at a private residence in Piqua. The female victim is 14 years old. The victim was also reportedly an acquaintance of Brannum’s.
Brannum is currently being held at the Miami County Jail awaiting arraignment.
The Piqua Daily Call will continue to follow this story as more information becomes available.