There may be a new piece to the puzzle when it comes to the mysterious disappearance of a Cleveland girl more than 10 years ago.

On Tuesday, the uncle who was watching 14-year-old Ashley Summers at the time she went missing was charged with rape.

Though there is no known connection between the charges and her disappearance, it comes just weeks after FBI agents went digging in the yard of the home they once shared on Holden Avenue.

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Kevin Donathan, Ashley’s uncle, pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, attempted rape, and gross sexual imposition Tuesday.

A relative tells Channel 3 News his name came up when agents recently re-interviewed them, however, he has not been named a suspect.