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Erwin man faces rape, assault charges

Rigoberto A. Llamas

From Staff Reports

Washington County Sheriff Keith Sexton has announced that an Erwin man has been arrested after an investigation into an alleged rape.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a rape and assault on April 3. The incident reportedly occurred inside Washington County’s jurisdiction. Deputies met with the victim at a local hospital, where she was treated for injuries received during the incident.

WCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division collected evidence and spoke with the victim. As a result of that investigation, Rigoberto A. Llamas, 19, an Erwin resident, was charged with rape and simple domestic assault. Llamas is being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $51,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on April 4.