• Scioto County Sheriff's Office

Portsmouth Man Arrested for Rape

NEWS RELEASE

July 18, 2022


Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that his Office was contacted on Monday, July

18, 2022 by the Portsmouth Police Department and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Special

Victim Unit reporting a sexual assault of a 5-year-old, which occurred in Portsmouth.


Sheriff Thoroughman stated that the 5-year-old victim was initially taken to Southern Ohio

Medical Center for treatment. She was then transferred to Adena Regional Medical Center, in

Pike County, continuing her treatment and a sexual assault examination.


Det. Sgt. Jodi Conkel, working jointly with the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim Unit, started

an investigation. The investigation revealed witnesses living in the area of the incident, resulting

in the recovery of video from the incident location. Det. Sgt. Conkel was able to locate the

suspect at his residence, located at 1332 Park Ave. Portsmouth, Ohio. He was detained for

questioning without incident, resulting in his arrest.


Arrested was Cody Lee Taylor, age 18, of Portsmouth. Taylor has been charged with one count

of Rape, a felony of the 1st degree. Taylor is currently being held on a $100,000.00 bond and

will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court this morning, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.


Sheriff David Thoroughman stated that quick arrest was the result of the Scioto County Sheriff’s

Office, Portsmouth Police Department, Adena Hospital, Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing

Security and the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit working jointly as

advocates for the victim.


Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.