Man indicted on rape counts

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted an Edinburg man Wednesday on two counts of rape.

The defendant, Patrick Joseph Wakeman, 40, of 2559 Helsley Road, has been held in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional jail since his arrest at this residence on April 27.

Lt. Chris Baker of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said in an interview days after the arrest that the victim was a 16-year-old girl.

Baker said the Sheriff’s Office began its investigation into the case after receiving a report from the girl’s parents.

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