Son of Columbus City Council Member Accused of Rape

November 27, 2007

We have new details tonight on a story you saw first on News Leader Nine. It concerns the son of a Columbus councilor who was arrested.

Twenty-five year-old Zachary Allen is charged with rape and false imprisonment. His father is Councilor Gary Allen.

Investigators say the alleged rape happened at an apartment on Virginia Street, near 13th Avenue.

Police say early Sunday morning, the victim and some friends were hanging out at some apartments, when she and Zachary Allen went back to his apartment.

Officers later received a call from the victim at the hospital, saying she had been raped.

Zachary Allen was arrested and charged with rape and false imprisonment.

We went to Allen's house to talk to him, but no one answered the door.

His father, Councilor Gary Allen was at Tuesday morning's meeting, but he didn't want to comment on his son's arrest.

Zachary Allen used to be a firefighter with Columbus Fire and EMS, but he resigned in 2006.

Allen is out of jail on $30,000 dollars bond after appearing in recorder's court Monday.