A Miami County judge ruled Sept. 25 that a Piqua man’s statements to a detective about his role in the kidnapping and rape of a special needs woman from Tipp City won’t be thrown out from evidence in the case.


The lawyer for Patrick Anthony, 57, had filed a motion asking the judge to suppress statements Anthony made implicating himself in the offense to a Troy police detectives.


Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee noted in his decision that Anthony asked to talk to the detective about the case and was properly read his rights before he made the statements April 27.


He faces indictments of complicity to rape, kidnapping and complicity to intimidation of a witness.


The mother of the victim in her early 30s said she was picked up at her Tipp City home by friends the evening of June 27, 2014, and returned home the following morning.  The mother said the behavior was not normal for her daughter, who said only that she had been with her friends.


The mother notified police when a caller to her daughter’s phone told her that the woman had had sex with him the previous evening. The daughter subsequently told police she had been tied to the bed, handcuffed and raped while two people were holding down her legs, Troy police reported.


A second defendant, Harry Reedy, 58, also of Piqua, pleaded in late August to rape and gross sexual imposition in the incident. He will be sentenced Oct. 13.