Portsmouth Woman Arrested for Rape & Kidnapping
July 25, 2022
Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that his office received an email from the
Portsmouth Police Department on Sunday, July 24, 2022, stating they received information from
a concerned citizen of a possible sexual assault of a juvenile.
Sheriff Thoroughman stated that Detective Sgt. Jodi Conkel consulted with the lead prosecutor
for the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit, which resulted in an
investigation being opened.
Detectives were able to locate the victim’s parent, who had no knowledge of this incident. The
parent was under the impression that her 12-year-old son was spending the night with a friend.
After checking with that friend, she learned that her son had not spent the night with him.
Detectives immediately responded to the suspect’s residence, where she was detained without
incident. The juvenile was located asleep inside of her apartment and later taken to Adena
Regional Medical Center for treatment. Sheriff Thoroughman stated the investigation revealed
that while her husband was at work that she would have sexual conduct with this juvenile and
allow him to smoke marijuana.
Arrested was Kimberly Mae Polachek, age 30, of 1923 Thomas Ave., Apt B, Portsmouth, Ohio.
Polachek has been charged with two counts of Rape, a felony of the 1st degree, and two counts of Kidnapping, one being a felony of the 1st degree and the other a felony of the 2nd degree.
Polachek is being held in the Scioto County jail with a $400,000.00 bond. She will appear in
Portsmouth Municipal Court on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Sheriff David Thoroughman stated this is still an ongoing investigation that could result in more
charges being filed on a later date and that anyone with information regarding this case should
contact Detective Sgt. Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.