Piqua man charged with rape in Covington

By Sam Wildow - [email protected]


COVINGTON — Piqua resident Roger E. Whetstone, 28, was arraigned on a first-degree felony rape charge on Tuesday, July 28, for the alleged rape of a 28-year-old Greenville woman at an apartment complex in Covington in August 2014.

At the time of the incident, Whetstone and the victim were living together in Covington when Whetstone allegedly hit and kicked the victim while she was packing items to leave, according to Covington police reports. The victim reportedly suffered multiple contusions and sought treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

After receiving muscle relaxer medication for her injuries, the victim passed out at the residence she shared with Whetstone at the time. It was during that time when the victim was unconscious that Whetstone allegedly sexually assaulted the victim.

While in front of the victim and another witness, Whetstone reportedly admitted to committing the alleged conduct. The victim stated that it was rape, while Whetstone claimed “it was not because they were in a relationship,” according to Covington police reports. Whetstone then reportedly refused to give up the keys to the victim’s car so she could go to the hospital for a rape kit.

Whetstone is currently on trial for first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence and first-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle. At the time of the incident, the victim did not wish to pursue charges for the rape. In June 2015, the victim decided to pursue the charge.

The rape charge was filed on July 7. Whetstone was booked into the Miami County Jail on Monday, July 27, and is also currently being held there on $75,000 bond for the charge of first-degree felony rape. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 6.


By Sam Wildow

[email protected]

Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

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