Mentor Man Accused Of Raping Young Girl

Nathaniel Hall was arraigned on a rape charge this morning in Mentor Municipal Court

A Mentor man who is accused of raping a 10-year-old girl was arraigned today.

This is the information available at this time, according to Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said:

Mentor Police were called to an area hospital during the early morning hours of Saturday for a sexual assault investigation, Zbiegien said.

The incident occurred earlier that day at a home in Mentor. The child had been sleeping and, when she woke up, 23-year-old Nathaniel Hall was violating her, Zbiegien said.

Hall was not a stranger to the child, police said.

Mentor Police invesigated the incident and arrested Hall early Monday morning, Zbiegien said.

The child is with her parents now, Zbiegien said.

Hall has been charged with rape and appeared today in Mentor Municipal Court.

Judge John Trebets set his bond at $500,000, which was not posted. His next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15.

Hall has no previous criminal record, Zbiegien said.

A person convicted of raping someone younger than 13 can face a sentence of up to life in prison.

Jason Lea (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Allow me to say a couple of things pre-emptively. 1.) Please do not identify (even indirectly) the girl in this story. She is entitled to privacy. Not only is she a child, she is a child who may be the victim of sexual assault. 2.) Now, as per Nathaniel Hall, while this is a very serious allegation, people are innocent until proven otherwise. Thank you.
My Opinion October 09, 2012 at 01:04 PM
If I were that child's parents, that MOFO wouldn't make it into police custody!!!!!
CCRady October 09, 2012 at 01:16 PM
IF, he is found guilty of this crime... he deserves NOTHING LESS than the maximum allowable punishment by law! An act like that will affect the 10 year old's life FOREVER. Even with therapy. It sickens me how our society has little morals these days and such a lack of respect for one another. JMO
Spoilsport October 09, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Did he sneak in or is he known by the family? Or would that be info that would identify victim. Frustratingly sad story.
Karl Hubrath October 09, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I would like to point out that some times kids cannot determine dreams from the real thing. I do not thinki that is the situation here though, you know? God bless.
Kathy Adult October 10, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Karl, why would you even think of posting such a comment? All I can say is...wow.
Teri Holtz October 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I agree Kathy ...sick twisted minds is call I can say we have to protect our children otherwise they'll bevsfraid to speak up
Veronica October 10, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I think Karl's post is ridiculous. It is a great example of how people type whatever stupid thought crosses their mind and think it is perfectly fine to post on the Internet. Karl states that he does not think that is the situation here, but his statement implies that he thinks that somewhere out there, there IS a 10 year old just imagining a 23 year old on top of them. Putting even a hint out there that this child or any child is fabricating this makes her even more of a victim. Unless you find yourself on this man's jury, I suggest you keep your opinions to yourself.
Karl Hubrath October 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Wow, what a commotion I have made, sorry. I just wanted to add a thought that is possible as well. The article did say that she was sleeping. I think that we all have had dreams that felt real,. Dreams do not center around Sigmund's theory of wishful or thinking suppressed wants. It is possible that he was in the room simply caused the dream to happen. I once had a stomach ache and dreamt that I was being stabbed by a knife, the wound was the stomach ache, see? Sorry for getting you all in an up-roar. God bless.
Veronica October 10, 2012 at 05:53 PM
The article also says that she is 10 years old. You still don't see how insensitive your comments are. I pray to God that the parents of this poor child aren't reading this.
Karl Hubrath October 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Veronica, there are two people here that are envolved, one has his picture splattered all over the internet, who has not been proving guilty. I would hope that at this time, he deserves some consideration, maybe rule out possibilities. I think I am obligated to point out such things. God bless because I do agree with you all, really I do.P.S tell me how it may not be a dream,see? God bless.
Kathy Adult October 10, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Karl, I know children seem to be growing up faster these days, but do you really think a 10 year old child has dreams of a sexual nature? Forced sex for that matter?
joe fabeets October 11, 2012 at 03:22 PM
idiot to even say that
joe fabeets October 11, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Karl, either way the creep was in her bed. thats enough. makes me wonder what kind of person you may be that you may even think what you are saying. and save the god bless, it doesn't make your point any less ridiculous. also check out this site. dictionary.com or use that spell check button
Karl Hubrath October 11, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I would like to make another comment please and thank you. As much as I respect these sites, I do not believe everything it says, it leaves out a lot of information, maybe because of size dedicated to the article or something. I am really sorry about the hurt feelings, however I now feel that I have to say that I still feel that my dream theory is possible. I had a dream once where I had a cat and someone took the cat away from me, for no reason,; however i had a dream to where I was playing lottery and I scratched of three honey the cats on the ticket. When I woke up, I was looking for that ticket, can you relate to that type of dream? 1. I have not said much of anything but to question everything. 2. Do not hate because it is the easy thing to do. 3. I know of a situation where what I just said was the truth, it was a dream, not a rape. There now you know my motives. I almost enjoyed the debate. God bless, because I really do hope that they get to the bottom of this.
joe fabeets October 15, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Karl Hubrath October 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Joe, I was thinking about your comments that you have made about my comments. Although I agree with you that my comments may have came across as insensitive, 1, you cannot say that that for sure and 2,you refuse to truly debate my theory, 3 the article never said this guy was caught in her bed. You however are pretty good for calling names and such but not much of anything else and being that I am not able to flag your comment as inappropriate I guess I will make another comment. I will give you the credit to maybe you know more than what this article is saying, however why would you expect me to know as much as you do about this case, see? I do say God bless because I intend it as a way to say that I do not like to personally attack but to express my opinion, even if it is insane, see? God bless.


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