Police: Ohio Father Pimped Out Adopted Son,10

Adoptive father, 2 others charged with child rape
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2012 12:01 AM CST
Cops: Ohio Dad Pimped Out Adopted Son
Police believe the adoptive father regularly hired the boy out to Patrick Rieder, 31, of Dayton, Ohio, left, and Jason Zwick, 29, of Beavercreek, Ohio.    (AP Photo/Police Photos via The Daily News)

(Newser) – An adoptive father in Ohio has been charged with raping three boys in his care, and hiring out one of them—a 10-year-old—to other men for sex. Undercover cops were led to the man through a Craigslist advert seeking "taboo" sex, AP reports. The suspect's name is being withheld to protect the children's identities, but cops have released the names of two other men accused of regularly raping the 10-year-old. Police say the boy was afraid to talk to them because he didn't want to be separated from his new siblings.

The adoptive father was involved with a youth basketball program in Troy, but investigators say they haven't found signs of inappropriate behavior with others in the program. Officials in Texas, where the children came from, say proper adoption procedures appear to have been followed. The arrests have shaken the city of 25,000 people north of Dayton. "You don't know what goes on inside people's homes," said one of the man's shocked neighbors. "I'll never look at that house the same way again. I'll just look at it with sickness." (Read more child abuse stories.)

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