WOODSTOCK – Police arrested a Shenandoah County man on Friday, charging him with abduction and rape of a minor.

Nicholous Houghton, 18, of Woodstock, admitted to police he coerced a juvenile into having sex with him after she told him to stop, according to a report filed by police.

On March 23, 2019, the report states, Houghton lied to get the girl into his home and that he forced her to have sex with him.

According to the report, Houghton carried the girl from the kitchen into his bedroom where he locked the door and would not let her leave. Houghton, the report notes, had already taken her phone and her shoes into his room.

Houghton admitted carrying the girl into his room and raping her, the report states. He told police he “should have stopped when she had asked him to and that he took things too far,” according to the report.

Houghton has a brief criminal record, including reckless driving, according to court documents.

Houghton has graduated from high school and is employed by the U.S. Air Force. He lives in Woodstock with his parents, according to court documents.

Both the abduction with intent to defile and rape charges are felonies with potential life sentences, according to court documents.

Documents state Houghton willingly spoke with police and has been cooperative.

Houghton is being held without bail at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. He will appear in court at 9 a.m. Aug. 1.

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