2 suspects arrested in rape of sisters


2 more suspects sought

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested and two others are being sought for the kidnapping and sexual assault of two teen sisters at an Ohio motel, authorities said Thursday.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested David Contreras, 28, in Lubbock, Texas. Bowling Green police say he’s been charged with rape and kidnapping for the June 28 sexual assault of the sisters, ages 13 and 14, at a Days Inn where they were staying with their mother.

Authorities continue to search for 19-year-old Juan Garcia Rios Adiel and Arnulfo Ramos, whose age isn’t known. Both are charged with rape and kidnapping.

Juan Simon, 24, was arrested shortly after the alleged assault and is charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Court records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

Peter Elliott, U.S. Marshal for Northern Ohio, said Contreras was told by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year to leave the U.S. after being twice arrested for driving under the influence and once for theft. Contreras was freed on bond and never left the country, Elliott said.

Adiel was found with a legal resident card under a false name and is believed to be in the U.S. illegally, Elliott said.

It’s unclear what Ramos’ immigration status is. Elliott said he suspects Ramos also is in the country illegally.

Simon had an identification card identifying him as a Guatemalan citizen. Elliott said Simon has been previously removed from the U.S. four times.

WTVG-TV in Toledo has reported that Bowling Green police spoke with the four men shortly after the sexual assault allegations were reported but before investigators had interviewed the girls or their mother.

Bowling Green police Major Justin White told WTVG the four men were living at the motel, as were the girls and their mother.

A reward of as much as $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Adiel and Ramos.

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