Mary Alice Reporting:

(Tuesday, May 15th) New Philadelphia, Ohio – Bail is issued for a man accused of raping his girlfriend.

25-year-old Levi Fleming was taken into custody Friday after his 29-year-old girlfriend told police, that on Wednesday, he held her down, choked her, and raped her.

New Philadelphia Police interviewed Fleming, who confessed.

On Monday, he was arraigned at Municipal Court via video. Bail was set at $100,000 and should he make bond, Fleming will be placed on house arrest, and is ordered to have no contact with the victim, and is prohibited from consuming alcohol or drugs.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 18th.

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