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Police: Man arrested for sexual assault to be integrated into Markham investigation

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FAIRFIELD, Ohio - A man who was arrested for sexual assault has been integrated into the investigation of the disappearance of Katelyn Markham, a 22-year-old who has been missing since August 2011.

Gurpreet Kang, 26, of Hamilton, was arrested on June 15 for a sexual assault that allegedly happened in Oxford in 2011.

According to Fairfield police, Kang reportedly worked at a convenience store near Markham's residence and he reportedly lived in the same neighborhood as Markham.

Fairfield police say they have integrated this information into their investigation into Markham's disappearance, but will not make any further comment or release any further information.

Kang has been charged with sexual battery and had a bond set at $250,000.

Markham was last seen at her townhouse on Dorshire Drive in Fairfield and reported missing on August 13. There have been several organized searches to try to locate her, including efforts by Texas EquuSearch which specializes in organizing searches for missing people.

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