Rape Suspect Arrested in Newport News

April 29th, 2011 by WYDaily Staff

A 20-year-old West Point man wanted by Williamsburg Police for statutory rape has been arrested.

Williamsburg Police Major Greg Riley said Newport News Police and local investigators arrested Jeffery Ryan Luangratkhamkeo without incident Thursday in the 400 block of Cox Landing Road in Newport News. He was taken to the Newport News jail for booking on the following charges: one count of statutory rape, possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Riley said the charges Luangratkhamkeo faces stem from allegations of a sexual assault of a minor that occurred April 18 in the 200 block of Merrimac Trail. The minor met Luangratkhamkeo in what Riley called a “random encounter” several weeks ago, after which both maintained contact.

Riley said police were withholding the name and age of the victim to protect the child’s identity.

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