Teen charged with three counts of rape

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Strasburg teen and charged him with three counts of rape.

The defendant, a 16 year-old male, was arrested on Aug. 18 and is accused of sexually assaulting three girls he had been living with in July 2016.  Sgt. G.R. Poe, of the Sheriff’s Office, said they were not related. A third party reported the crime to the Sheriff’s Office, Poe added, and the victims ranged in age from 2 to 12 years old.

The teen charged in the case remains in custody at the Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center. His case is pending in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.