Akron, Ohio: Sherri Bevan Walsh, the Summit County Prosecutor, issued a press release on Friday, September 30 announcing that 25-year-old Timothy Depatrick Luna had been indicted on several charges related to the sexual abuse of children.
Luna has been charged with six counts of rape, all first-degree felonies with a specification of sexually violent predator, three counts of gross sexual imposition, and one count of importuning.
A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for October 24, 2022 at 1:15 pm.
Despite the recent issuance of the press release announcing this case, the initially secret indictment against Luna was handed down by the Common Pleas Court in Summit County on August 30.
According to VINE Luna was arrested that same day and has remained in custody since then. His bond is currently set at $500,000.
The case currently covers three communities spanning Summit and Cuyahoga counties and investigators are concerned that there may be more victims. They are asking that anyone that hired Luna, whether through Care.com or another means, contact their local police department or the following investigators: Detective Eric Taylor of the Parma Heights Police at (440) 884-1234, Detective Kelly Brown of the Akron Police at (330) 375-2552, or Detective Byron Cadwell of the Summit County Sheriff's Office at (330) 643-2181.
Prior to this arrest Luna did not appear on any sexual offender registries.
Care.com issued a statement saying, "We are horrified by this report and our thoughts are with any impacted family. We take the safety of our community very seriously which is why we require all caregivers to complete a background check before they can engage with families on our platform. This individual has been removed from our site, and we've taken steps to block him from ever re-enrolling. We have been in contact with law enforcement and are prepared to assist however we can and as this is an active investigation, we won't comment further."
Luna is charged with allegedly raping a 6-year-old girl multiple times between December 17, 2021 and June 25, 2022. Four of the rape charges and two of the gross sexual imposition charges relate to this child.
The two remaining rape charges and one remaining gross sexual imposition charge relates to another child and is believed to have taken place between October 1, 2018 and October 15, 2018.
The final charge of importuning relates to contact Luna had online with a 13-year-old girl on June 8, 2021, who he is accused of sexually soliciting.