Warren County truck driver charged with rape girl in 2019


September 12 – A Warren County truck driver is accused of sexually assaulting a minor three years ago near Youngstown.

Shavkat Abshukurov, 40, of Maineville, is scheduled to appear Monday in Mahoning County Court – Austintown on one count of rape.

A girl entered Truck World in North Jackson Twp on August 12, 2019. in Mahoning County and told the clerk she had been raped in a truck in the driveway to Interstate 76 West, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Officers checked the area, but could not find a truck that matched the girl’s description. They did find an area in the driveway where it turned out that a vehicle had been standing still for a long time. Truck World’s security video showed the vehicle but no identifying information, troopers said.

The OSHP worked with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for a possible TBEN match, but was unsuccessful. A cross-reference of familial TBEN yielded only distant relatives. Researchers reached out to those individuals, but were ultimately unable to narrow their search, the release said.

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Investigators used electronic data analytics for the location, date and time frame of the attack in early 2022 and issued search warrants that led them to Abshukurov as a suspect. He was identified by his prosecutor in a series of photos, according to troopers.

Abshukurov was arrested on Wednesday and incarcerated in the Warren County Jail. He was later transferred to the Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown, where he has been incarcerated since Friday.

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