Trucker Held Accountable for Cold Case Rape

A long-distance trucker, linked by DNA evidence to multiple murders in various locations, has been formally found responsible for the rape of a 17-year-old girl he picked up hitchhiking and attacked in Medina County. The judge issued the official ruling in the case involving Samuel Legg and said he was the one who attacked the girl on September 7, 1997. Legg had been charged with two counts of rape in the case after DNA linked him in 2019 as part of a statewide sex assault testing kit initiative. Legg has since been deemed mentally unfit to go to trial for his crimes – including at least four murders that included his teenage stepdaughter and a woman whose body was found ditched behind an Austintown truck stop in 1992.