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Ohio Neighbor Charles Ramsey Was A Repeat Domestic Abuser

The man credited with saving three women from their kidnappers reportedly has a troubled past.

Posted on May 8, 2013, at 5:04 p.m. ET

According to The Smoking Gun, Ramsey has domestic violence charges against him dating as far back as 1997.

The Plain Dealer, Scott Shaw / AP

He had two more charges made against him in 1998 and 2003, all of which were for assaulting his ex-wife Rochelle.

The two divorced in 2003 while Ramsey was incarcerated after he pled guilty to a felony abuse charge.

Rochelle spoke to The Smoking Gun about living with Ramsey during those years:

In a TSG interview, Rochelle, now remarried, referred to a series of "domestic disputes" that resulted in her ex-husband's arrests (and which prompted her to file for divorce in September 2003, while Ramsey was incarcerated in state prison). In her divorce complaint, Rochelle accused Ramsey--whom she married on Valentine's Day in 1995--of "gross neglect of duty" and "extreme cruelty."

The couple are on "okay terms" currently, but Ramsey has a very distant relationship with their daughter.

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