Juvenile charged with rape

A 17-year-old Strasburg male was charged with rape and taken into custody by Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies Friday.

Authorities are withholding the name of the defendant as required under state law governing the release of information about juvenile criminal cases.

The alleged rape was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 14.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Sheriff’s Office said his agency received information Oct. 14 about a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly raped at a residence on the afternoon of Oct. 9 in the area of Back Road in Strasburg.

Proctor said the defendant was served with a juvenile detention order on Friday and taken without incident to the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Winchester. No information on his bail status or court date was available Monday afternoon.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com.