Michele Spring Reporting:

(Wednesday, December 19, 2018) Stark County, Ohio – Tuesday afternoon, U. S. Marshals arrested a man accused of raping a young female in a Stark County Park. 29-year-old Carlos E. Castaneda, of Canton, faces charges of rape and kidnapping.

Supervisory Deputy Anne Murphy said members of the of the Canton Division of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended Castaneda within the 500 block of Bedford Avenue NW in Canton.

“Stark County, they had turned over some information about the individual to the Task Force and then the Task Force ran with that information. They jumped right on the case and they had him in custody within a few hours.”

Murphy said the female was sexually on September 6th in the Diamond Park area in Plain Township. Castaneda allegedly forced the female into a portable bathroom at the park and proceeded to rape her.

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