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Newport Men, One a Substitute Teacher, Arrested for Sex Crimes Against Girls
Posted on: 04/02/2013
By  Mike Cullums
 
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says two men were arrested Monday on charges related to illegal sexual conduct with teenage girls. One of the suspects is a substitute school teacher. And there may be more victims.

Sheriff Larry Mincks says investigations by the Major Crimes Task Force revealed that 24-year-old Devin Binegar of 49 Waugh Street, Newport, and Shane Dye, also 24, of 70 Wilson Street, Newport, committed the crimes around July 2011.
 
A substitute teacher at Frontier High School, Binegar allegedly met a fifteen-year-old girl at a party and later engaged in sex with the her at a residence in the  county. The two then engaged in sex a second time following another party the same month.
 
In what the Sheriff’s Office says is an unrelated incident, Shane Dye also engaged in sex with a fifteen-year-old girl he met at a party in Newport. After drinking moonshine the victim reportedly blacked out and was transported by friends to a home in Marietta along with Dye. At the home, the victim fell asleep on a couch and awoke to find she was only partially dressed. When she asked why, Dye allegedly stated it was because they had had sex. 
 
The teenager told Task Force detectives that she never consented to having sex and that she had no relationship with Dye prior to the incident. The teenager later gave birth to a child, and DNA test results indicate there is a near 100 percent probability that Dye is the father.
 
As a result of investigations, Shane Dye was arrested on a first degree felony charge of rape and remains incarcerated in the Washington County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. Devin Binegar was arrested on a fourth degree felony charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and is free after posting $15,000 bond. 
 
The sheriff says it is believed that the two friends have frequented parties in the area where teenage females were present, and the men may have engaged in sex with other underage girls. 
 
The Major Crimes Task Force is asking that anyone with information on such possible activities contact Detective Kevin Hornbeck at 740-376-7070.
 
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