• Scioto County Sheriff's Office

Portsmouth Woman Arrested for Rape & Kidnapping

NEWS RELEASE

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.