Sunbury man charged in rape, kidnapping case
By KATE LIEBERS
For The Sunbury News
A Sunbury man and former police officer was formally charged Friday with abducting, kidnapping and raping a teenage girl he met on the Internet.
Scott Cisco, 47, now faces six first-degree felony counts of rape, three first-degree felony counts of kidnapping, and one third-degree felony count of abduction.
The first-degree felonies are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Cisco is accused of driving to Indiana to pick up a 17-year-old girl and having sex with her at his apartment, then attempting to trap her there while he went to work at a local tavern the following day.
The new indictment reflects more severe charges than the initial one count of kidnapping with sexual motivation and one count of rape that Cisco originally faced.
If convicted of rape, Cisco would be classified as a sex offender.
Cisco remains at the Delaware County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is forbidden to have any contact with the victim.
The defendant turned himself into the Sunbury Police Department October 25 after learning that officers had visited his South Vernon Street apartment.
The police visit followed a 911 call made by the 17-year-old Indianapolis girl, who said she had just escaped the apartment of a man trying to kidnap her.
Cisco had allegedly communicated with the girl online before driving to Indiana earlier that week to pick her up. He reportedly forced sex on the girl at his apartment, then attempted to trap her there while he went to work at a local tavern the following day.
Cisco has worked in law enforcement, including serving at the Monroeville Police Department in northeast Ohio.
His arraignment was to be held at Judge W. Duncan Whitney’s courtroom in the Delaware County Common Pleas Court this week.