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Tiffin man jailed for sexual abuse

Clyde W. Hinkle

TIFFIN– A Tiffin man has been accused of repeated accounts of sexual abuse toward a young girl over a five-year period.
According to complaints filed by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, an officer spoke with 50-year-old Clyde W. Hinkle after Johnson County received a request from the Department of Human Services to investigate the case.
Hinkle admitted to committing multiple sex acts on the child, and the complaints state Hinkle acknowledged his actions were wrong. A medical examination found evidence of injuries consistent with sexual abuse, the officer said.
Hinkle faces one charge of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony, lascivious acts with a child, a Class C felony, and two other Class D felonies. If convicted of all charges, he could be sentenced to up 45 years in prison. He is being held at the Johnson County Jail on a total bond amount of $55,000.