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Arrests Made in Rape Cases, 1 Involving Children

By Potomac Local News January 21, 2014 9:57 pm

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Police in Prince William County made arrests in two separate rape incidents. One of the cases involves the arrest of a 14-year-old male whom police said sexually assaulted two children, ages 7 and 10 years old.

More in an unedited press release:

Incident report 1

Rape | Strangulation – On January 20th at 10:23AM, police responded to the 15300 block of Inlet Pl in Dumfries (22025) for a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 31 year old woman of Dumfries, reported to police that on January 19th she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the victim was sexually assaulted and strangled by the accused. Following the assault, the accused took the victim’s cell phone. The victim contacted police when the cell phone was returned the next day. The accused was on scene when police arrived at the above location and was arrested without incident.

Arrested on January 20th:

Raphael Eugenio SOTO, 34, of 15302 Inlet Pl in Dumfries

Charged with rape and strangulation

Court date and bond information unavailable

Incident report 2

Rape | Forcible Sodomy – On January 20th at 4:46PM, police responded to the 14000 block of Fallbrook Ln in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a sexual assault. The investigation revealed two victims, a 7 year old female juvenile and a 10 year old male juvenile, both of Woodbridge, were sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a family member identified as the accused. Following the investigation the accused was arrested without incident and transported to the Prince William Juvenile Detention Center.

Arrested on January 20th: [Juvenile]

A 14 year old male of Woodbridge

Charged with rape and forcible sodomy

Court date: unavailable | Status: held at the Juvenile Detention Center

 Photo of Soto, credit Prince William police