Springfield Township Police arrested a man they say sexually abused a child repeatedly over a period of several years.
Detectives arrested Bearl "Dennis" Penix for felony gross sexual imposition and importuning. He was also charged for intimidating a witness in the case.
According to reports, Penix allegedly had sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 dating back as far as 2003.
An investigation also revealed that Penix may have abused other people who have not come forward.
Penix is currently being held in the Summit County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
Anyone with any information regarding other possible victims is encouraged to call the Springfield Township Police Detective Bureau at (330) 784-1609.
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