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Santa Fe man accused of raping 12-year-old girl | Local News

A Santa Fe man was accused of raping a 12-year-old girl Tuesday after reporting the alleged attack to her mother and aunt.

Jose Orona-Silva, 34, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor, criminal sexual penetration and possession of a firearm, according to a probable cause statement filed in the Santa Fe District Court.

Santa Fe County MPs went to the house after the aunt called law enforcement and reported that the girl announced that she had been raped, the statement said. When they spoke to the girl, she said that Orona-Silva, who lived in the household, broke into her bedroom that morning and attacked her.

The girl’s mother also told MPs that Orona-Silva had forced her to have sex several times over the past four years and only the day before, the statement said.

In the apartment, the MPs found a 9 mm pistol belonging to Orona-Silva. According to the statement, he was convicted of a third degree crime in Austin, Texas.

He was arrested and sent to Santa Fe County Jail.

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