The Herald Bulletin

December 7, 2012

Teen to be charged as adult in rape

By Jack Molitor
The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — A teen accused of raping an 11-year-old girl is in police custody and will be charged as an adult, Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings said.

Victor M. Perez, 17, was arrested at 2 p.m. Friday at the Anderson police department, according to police records. He faces a charge of rape, and Cummings has decided to waive him to adult court.

An initial hearing for Perez was set for Friday but was delayed because a Spanish-speaking interpreter was not available. The hearing is now set for 1 p.m. Monday, Cummings said.

Madison County Circuit Court 3 Judge Thomas Newman, Jr., appointed Anderson attorney Steve Smith to act as a guardian for Perez because he has no family available, Cummings said.

The court for Perez’ initial hearing will be determined at random before the hearing.

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