CLEVELAND -- A downtown Cleveland restaurant owner has been indicted on 34 sex charges involving a minor, including 18 counts of rape.
Sean Heineman has pleaded not guilty. His bond was set at $500,000.
Heineman used to be a partner in the Cleveland restaurant group which owns Town Hall in Ohio City and the Barley House in the Warehouse District. A spokesman for the restaurant group says Heineman sold his interest in both restaurants.
He is now a franchisee owner, the spokesman said, of the Harry Buffalo restaurant on East Fourth Street in Cleveland.
A grand jury indicted Heineman on charges he raped a girl who was under 13 at the time. The indictment says the alleged victim is now 24.
The 47-year-old businessman could not be reached for comment.