Former Welterweight Boxing Champion Victor Ortiz Accused of Rape

Boxer Victor Ortiz arrested on rape charge 

Former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz was arrested in California on Tuesday and charged with three felony sexual assault charges, ESPN reported.

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Ortiz, 31, turned himself in to the Oxnard Police Department Tuesday afternoon. His bail was set at $100,000. According to a police report, Ortiz is charged by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration, ESPN reported.

A woman told police that Ortiz assaulted her at a home in Oxnard, CNN reported. The woman's report came the afternoon of March 19, according to CNN.

Ortiz was identified as a suspect on the date of the incident, Oxnard police Cmdr. Sharon Giles told the Ventura County Star.

Ortiz is scheduled to fight Sunday night against John Molina Jr. in a 12-round welterweight bout in Ontario, California, ESPN reported. It is uncertain whether the fight will continue as scheduled.

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