Case involves children

Scott H. Jaques

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – A man has been arrested following an investigation involving local law enforcement and the Ohio Bureau of Investigations Crimes Against Children’s Unit.

In a joint statement, Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin and Gallipolis Police Department Chief of Police Jeff Boyer have released details regarding an ongoing investigation that their offices are conducting in cooperation with the Bureau. According to the statement from law enforcement as a result of this investigation into the allegation of sexual misconduct, Scott H. Jaques, 33, of Gallipolis, Ohio, has been taken into custody and is incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail for charges of Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition.

Sheriff Champlin and Chief Boyer stated, ”Investigators with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, the Gallipolis Police Department and Ohio B.C.I. are still investigating this matter and further details will be available as this investigation continues. This investigation is ongoing and we are asking that if anyone believes that their children may have had inappropriate contact with Scott Jaques they are urged to contact the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office at 740-446-1221 or the Gallpolis Police Department at 740-446-1313. Investigators have been in consultation with Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren in regards to the charges in this matter and we will continue to consult with Prosecutor Holdren as we further our investigation.”