Lee County sheriff’s deputies have charged a man with kidnapping and raping a woman on Wednesday.
Victor Manuel Aguirre Mariano, 36, who is listed as homeless, is charged with first degree kidnapping, second degree forcible rape, assault by strangulation, assault on a female, and simple assault.
According to Captain Jeff Johnson of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Mariano is accused of kidnapping a woman with whom he’d had a previous relationship by forcing her into his car, and then raping her on the side of the road. Mariano was apprehended in Wilmington, where he was apparently working on a construction crew.
He was placed in the Lee County Jail without bond.