Grand jury indicts Ohio dad on 31 counts of rape

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TROY, Ohio (AP) -- A grand jury on Thursday indicted an adoptive father on charges he raped three boys in his care.

The announcement of the charges came after an investigation police say began with an undercover detective talking online with someone who had expressed an interest in "taboo" sexual encounters.

Troy police Capt. Chris Anderson said between 10 and 15 of the grand jury charges carry potential sentences of up to life in prison for the man, whom The Associated Press is not identifying to protect the children's identities.

Troy police have said the 39-year-old man regularly raped the three boys at his home in a quiet residential neighborhood of ranch homes in Troy, a city of 25,000 residents.

The man is being represented by the public defender's office, which didn't immediately return a request for comment.