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Anselmo Soria, Photo Courtesy: SCSD Anselmo Soria, Photo Courtesy: SCSD


According to the Scioto County, OH prosecutor's office, Anselmo Reyes Soria has been indicted Thursday on eight counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition.

Along with these charges, Soria has been indicted as a sexually violent predator specification.



A Portsmouth man accused of raping a teenage girl has been living in the country illegally, according to detectives. 

Anselmo Reyes Soria, 50, is charged with first degree rape, according to a news release from the Scioto County Sheriff's Department.  

Detectives say they were investigating information they received Monday, July 8, about a 16-year-old girl who had been sexually assaulted for several years. 

Several other people told detectives they were also sexually assaulted by Soria.  Detectives say the age range at the time of these additional sexual assault claims was nine to 12 years. 

Detectives discovered later, Soria has been living illegally in the United States for 15 years. 

Detectives tell 13News, while they are still working on it, they have been able to determine the sexual assaults go back as far as 2006. 

Soria was taken to the Scioto County Jail.  His bond was set a $100,000.  He is scheduled to be in Portsmouth Municipal Court Thursday, July 9. 

Detectives say this investigation is continuing with several victims and more charges will be presented on a later date to the Scioto County Grand Jury. 


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