Man Illegally In U.S. Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Portsmouth Teen

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Scioto County authorities say a man is charged for an alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old.

Anselmo Reyes Soria, 50, of Portsmouth, is charged with one count of rape.

The Scioto County Sheriff's Office said the attack was reported to officials on July 8. While detectives were questioning witnesses at the hospital, they were notified that the suspect had entered the building. Soria was questioned and arrested.

Investigators said other witnesses also claimed the suspect may be responsible for other assaults on victims between the ages of 9 and 12.

Sheriff Marty Donini added that Soria has been in the United State illegally for 15 years.

Soria is being held on $100,000 bond.

Donini said that the ongoing investigation likely will result in more charges being presented to the Scioto County Grand Jury.

Anyone with information for investigators is asked to contact Detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091.

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