NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A 22 year-old man is facing several charges after he allegedly raped a woman at a party.
On March 5 just before 5 a.m., Newport News officers were called out to the Wawa gas station located at 12095 Jefferson Avenue in reference to sexual assault.
Police say the victim, a 20 year-old woman, called for a ride from the 200 block of Hogan Drive and approached the driver crying. The driver and the victim drove to the Wawa before calling police.
The victim told police that while she was at a party in a house on Hogan drive, a man raped her in a bedroom at knife point.
Medics were called to treat the victim for swelling and a cut to her right eye that she sustained during the assault. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and working with detectives was able to identify her attacker as Jorge Manuel Torres-Colon Jr.
Torres-Colon was arrested and charged with Abduction, Rape and Impede Blood Circulation/Respiration charges.
A Bowling Green teenager awaiting sentencing for multiple sex offenses involving a juvenile in Butler County has been charged with incest in Warren County.
Brady Johnson, 18, is set to be arraigned April 3 in Warren Circuit Court on the charge, which was returned last week by a Warren County grand jury.
The indictment alleges that Johnson committed deviate sexual intercourse with a juvenile on June 12.
The Kentucky State Police led the investigation resulting in the incest charge.
Johnson has pleaded guilty in Butler Circuit Court to one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse, accepting an agreement that recommends a 20-year prison sentence.
Court records in the Butler County case indicate that Johnson was free on bond on the date of the alleged offense in Warren County.
The KSP also investigated the Butler County case, in which a parent of two juvenile girls contacted the state police in 2015 to report that Johnson had sexually abused both of them.
The parent reported that the children had been scared of Johnson and that it was traumatic for them to disclose the abuse, which the children said occurred at multiple addresses in Butler County.
A week after police were contacted, the two girls were interviewed at Barren River Child Advocacy Center in Bowling Green.
One of the children was "extremely nonverbal" during her interview at the child advocacy center and "asked to write down her responses to any difficult question," and during a subsequent medical examination responded to questions from a doctor by giving either a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, according to an incident report filed by KSP.
Johnson was interviewed in 2015 by KSP and denied any wrongdoing before acknowledging that he inappropriately touched one of the juveniles with his finger.
A Butler County grand jury indicted him in February 2016 on four counts each of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse and one count of first-degree rape.
Johnson was 17, legally a juvenile, at the time of the indictment, but his case was transferred to Butler Circuit Court and he was prosecuted as an adult.
Johnson's bond had been set initially at $100,000 cash, but was modified in May 2016 to $50,000 unsecured and he was released to live with a guardian in Bowling Green, according to court records.
On July 11, 2016, the guardian reported to a pretrial services officer that she had contacted law enforcement to have charges filed against Johnson, alleging that he had had sex with another juvenile, according to Butler County court records. The guardian also reported that Johnson had been drinking and possessed child pornography on his cell phone.
Johnson's bond was revoked the following day and he remains held in Butler County Detention Center under a $100,000 cash bond.
He is set to be sentenced May 3 in the Butler County case.
HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) – A 23-year-old Waynesboro man is facing charges after police say he raped and impregnated a 13-year-old girl.
Bobbie Jerome Newton told police he had consensual sex with the teen on at least three occasions. He also said the two exchanged nude photos.
Police first learned about the incident on January 6 after an official at Fairfield Middle School reported that one of its students was raped while at her sister’s residence in Hanover.
Following the report, the girl’s father took her to the hospital where doctors determined that she was pregnant.
A criminal complaint further details that the victim’s sister found nude photos sent from Newton. When the sister confronted Newton, he admitted to sending the photos and having sex with the teen on three occasions, including once at the sister’s home.
Police recovered the victim’s phone and confirmed the exchange of sexually explicit photos of her and Newton.
In an interview with investigators, the girl said she was raped three times by Newton in December at her sister’s home. The girl said she did not have sexual intercourse with anyone before or after the incident.
Newton’s charges include felony statutory sexual assault, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.
Two men have been indicted on child sex abuse and trafficking charges after police say they tried to force two teenage girls into prostitution at a Tyler hotel.
James Ellis, 21, of Addison, and Quintus Blaylock, 24, of Tyler, were arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail in December.
Ellis was indicted on charges of trafficking of persons under the age of 18, sexual assault of a child and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. His bonds total $355,000.
Blaylock was indicted on charges of trafficking of persons under the age of 18, indecency with a child and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. His bonds total $450,000.
These men were arrested after what began as an investigation into a credit card abuse case in December 2016.
In the case, Tyler police said a stolen credit card was used to rent a room at a hotel in the 3200 block of Gentry Parkway.
When officers served a search warrant on Dec. 13, detectives contacted suspects Ellis and Blaylock in their hotel room and found two girls, one 15 and the other 14, hiding in the bathroom.
The arrest warrant affidavit reveals the girls, both identified as chronic runaways, were taken in by officers, during which time one of them made an outcry to an officer that Ellis had sex with her. Both girls also indicated they were being trafficked for sexual purposes.
One of the girls reported Ellis traveled to Dallas to pick her up so she could come to Tyler to be an exotic dancer and engage in private dancing for money, according to the affidavit. She contacted her best friend, who agreed to come with her.
When they arrived in Tyler, the affidavit states that they all went to Blaylock’s residence. One of the girls said she and Ellis had sexual relations at the location. The other said at one point Blaylock touched her inappropriately.
One of the girls advised Ellis obtained photos of them in their undergarments, created pages on Backpage.com and listed them as 18-year-olds. The affidavit states the girls were then told they were going to have sex with people for money and the girls’ personal cell phone numbers were listed in the ad.
In the affidavit, a Tyler Police Department detective said he observed text messages consistent with the girls’ story. Unidentified subjects responded to the ad, with one offering $1,000.
In December 2016, the two female juveniles were taken back to the Dallas area on a directive to apprehend by juvenile courts.
A 20-year-old Somerset man was arraigned Wednesday morning on hundreds of charges relating to the rape of a child.
Conemaugh Township police said Zachary Karl Zeppraped a child less than 13 years of age between November 2014 and April 2015 in Conemaugh Township. He was 18 at the time of the assaults.
Zepp is charged with 20 counts of rape of a child, 40 counts of involuntary deviate sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, 20 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, 40 counts of unlawful contact with a minor, 40 counts each of statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a victim less than 13 years of age, 20 counts of simple assault and one count of terroristic threats.
Police were contacted in December by Somerset County Children and Youth Services about the sexual assault. The girl told police that Zepp had raped and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions, police said.
Feb. 20 police interviewed Zepp. According to court documents Zepp became upset and stated that he no longer wished to speak with officers and left the Conemaugh Township Police Department.
District Judge Susan Mankamyer placed Zepp on a $100,000 bond.
Luis Sanchez-Vargas, 21, of Ellensburg was arrested by Ellensburg Police officers on March 1 and faces charges of second-degree rape, third-degree rape of a child and unlawful imprisonment, according to the police report.
A 14-year-old girl told officers she was raped by Sanchez-Vargas, according to the police report. The girl reported that on Feb. 28 Sanchez-Vargas picked her up to take her to get ice cream. The two had been communicating through SnapChat for several months and she had told him previously she was 14 years old. Sanchez-Vargas said he had left his wallet at his apartment and took her back to his place. He then had sexual relations with her against her will, according to the police report.
Sanchez-Vargas pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on March 6. He had his first hearing in Kittitas County Superior Court on March 2 before Superior Court Judge Candace Hooper, according to court documents. Bail was set at $25,000. Sanchez-Vargas' arraignment will be on March 6.
A 22-year-old Longview man accused of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl had his first appearance in Cowlitz County Superior Court Tuesday.
Brandon Lee Royal, who is charged with third-degree rape of a child, was released on his own recognizance by Judge Stephen Warning. Warning ordered Royal to refrain from contacting the girl.
In late February, the girl’s father found text messages on his daughter’s phone indicating she had sexual relations with an older man later found to be Royal, a family friend, according to court records.
During an interview, the girl told investigators she and Royal engaged in consensual sexual activity at his house last month. Royal told investigators “he knew their relationship was wrong and that he did not want (the girl) to tell anyone,” according to court records.