Licking Co. man accused of raping 9-year-old girl

Eli Cummons

UTICA, OH (WCMH) — Deputies in Licking County say a man has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 9-year-old girl.

According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received information on a possible sexual assault that occurred in Utica.

Deputies say the girl told them she was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions between July 1 and July 15, by Eli Cummons, 29.

According to deputies, Cummons admitted to sexually assaulting the victim multiple times, and showing her pornographic images.

Cummons has been arrested and a grand jury will consider additional charges in the near future. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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