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Four indicted in Cattaraugus County prostitution probe

LITTLE VALLEY – A former Salamanaca-area woman and two of the three Salamanca-area men indicted secretly last month after a multi-year investigation for allegedly forcing an underaged girl into prostitution after raping her are being held at the Cattaraugus County Jail here, jail officials said Wednesday. The third man is already in prison in an unrelated case.

District Attorney Lori Rieman said that on Feb. 19 a grand jury indicted Tina L. Wagoner, 51, on three counts of first-degree rape and three counts of promoting prostitution in the second-degree and indicted Thomas D. Doner, 35 and Ryan A. George, both of them 35, on first-degree rape charges. Christopher R. Terhune, 32, who is currently serving a state prison term in a family offense case was indicted on a first-degree attempted rape charge. Terhune is expected to be brought to Little Valley for arraignment shortly, officials said.

According to the indictment Wagoner was given drugs and alcohol for letting the three male suspects become sexually involved with a girl living with her from January 2010 to October 2012. The girl was 10 when the sexual incidents started and 12 when they ended. Officials said the rape-prostitution victim is now living in a group home outside of Cattaraugus County.

The district attorney lauded the Salamanca Police Department for its investigative work on the case and said anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the district attorney’s office here at 938-2220 or the Salamanca Police at 946-2330.