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PORTAGE COUNTY -- Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak said two men are in the Portage County Jail after being arrested and charged with raping two girls under the age of 13.

Arrested Wednesday wereRyan Nicholas Bell,20, of Shalersville Township, and Matthew R. Vilt,28, of Streetsboro.

They were both charged with rape of a juvenile.

Doak saidthese arrests are the result of an investigation by the Portage County Sheriffs Office Detective Bureau.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Bell had engaged in sexual conduct with two juvenile females, both under the age of 13.

As the investigation progressed, it was learned that an acquaintance of Bell, Matthew Vilt, had also engaged in sexual conduct with one of the juveniles.

Bell and Vilt are both expected to be arraignedon Thursday, July 25 at 1:15 p.m. at the Ravenna Courthouse.