Sandyville man charged with sexual assault

Suzette Lowe
Special to Jackson Newspapers

A Sandyville man is being held at the South Central Regional Jail on sexual assault charges.

Justin Cutright, 32, was arrested on Jan. 11 on charges of first degree sexual assault of a pre-adolescent female.

His bond was set at $250,000 when he was arraigned by Jackson County Magistrate Laura Pursley.

Justin Cutright, 32, has been charged with first degree sexual assault of a pre-adolescent female.

The charges filed by Lieutenant Todd Roberts of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department allege that while visiting her mother during the New Year holidays, the child was allegedly assaulted by Cutright.

The assault occurred at a neighboring residence which the child visited to play video games.

Upon returning to her elementary school in Washington County, Ohio, the child reported the assault to school officials. As mandatory reporters, the officials then contacted Lieutenant Roberts.

Sheriff Ross Mellinger said that his team traveled to Columbus to work with forensic investigators. The girl was interviewed by the Child Assessment Center of Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital where she made detailed disclosures to the social worker.

The details included the child being forcibly retained while various sexual acts were allegedly performed by the suspect who is unrelated to the victim.

After obtaining a search warrant, the sheriff’s department went to the suspect’s home where evidence was taken that led to the arrest.

At the time of his arrest, Cutright was on home confinement for another sexual assault.