Construction Worker Jailed In Rape Of Ohio College Student


A construction contractor from Clyde, Ohio is charged with raping a Miami University student while working in Oxford, Ohio.

On Saturday, around 1:20 a.m., Oxford Police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a sexual assault that had occurred on N. College Ave.

The caller, a passerby, said he found a Miami University student lying in the front yard crying who stated she had been raped.

She did not know the identity of the suspect but had accepted a ride from him from an uptown bar, police said.

The suspect was identified and located at a local hotel within a couple of hours of the original report. He was identified as Zachary Michael Frankart, 21, of Clyde, Ohio.

He is a construction contractor working in Oxford. At the conclusion of the investigation, he was charged with Rape, a first degree felony, and Theft (personal property of the victim), a 5th degree felony, and was taken to Butler County Jail.

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