Tips, family help nab West Chester rape suspect

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 21:26:56-04

WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio - Police say tips from the public and even the suspect's family helped them arrest the man accused of raping and robbing a woman in her 70s earlier this week.

Police nabbed Camron Victor Wohl in a hotel room he had rented in Carrollton, Kentucky, on Friday afternoon - just hours after they named him as their suspect.

A police sketch released Wednesday produced many calls, and Wohl's own family helped in the investigation, police said.

"All the family that we have talked to have assisted us the best they can," said West Chester Police Lt. Dave Tivin.

Wohl was last seen driving this stolen truck.

Police said Wohl had stolen his father's truck, a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 Duramax pickup. They found the truck  outside the Hampton Inn in Carrollton Friday afternoon, then arrested Wohl in his room without incident.

Wohl was considered armed and dangerous, police had said.

Wohl lives in Colerain Township with his wife and young daughter. A neighbor said she was shocked to find out he was a suspect.

"They seem like they're nice people. I see them out in the yard and stuff like that. I've never seen any trouble or anything," she said.

"The little girl stands out for the school bus with my granddaughter."

According to police, Wohl approached the West Chester woman at her home Tuesday afternoon and said her roof needed repairs. When she told him she wasn’t interested, he grabbed her around the throat, pulled out a knife and forced her inside her home, where he sexually assaulted her.

Wohl is charged with rape, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and kidnapping. He is jailed in Carroll County and will have to be extradited back to Ohio.