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- 05-21-2012, 10:42 PM #1
WA - Forks man accused of child rape
May 19, 2012
Peninsula Daily News
FORKS — A 33-year-old illegal immigrant in Forks has been arrested for investigation of second-degree child rape for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old.
Victor Armenta Pichardo is being held in the Clallam County jail on $500,000 bond after his arrest Thursday.
He also is being held on a Border Patrol detainer.
Formal charges are expected to be filed in *Clallam County Superior Court at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Child Protective Services, which had received information from Forks Middle School that a student there had reported that she had been sexually molested.
Sheriff’s deputies and Forks police arrested Armenta Pichardo at his residence in a Forks mobile home park and collected evidence for a State Patrol forensic examination.
Subsequent to the arrest, Border Patrol agents informed sheriff’s detectives that Armenta Pichardo was in the country illegally.
He had been deported in 1997.
A criminal history check revealed that Armenta Pichardo has used several aliases, Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Lyman Moores said.
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