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Virginia man pleads guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl at a hotel

Updated: Tuesday, March 4 2014, 06:37 PM CST
Posted by Nate Wardle:

LEBANON -- A man charged with rape of a child and numerous other sexual assault charges has pleaded guilty.

Roger Valdez, 39 of Arlington, Va., was supposed to go to trial this week. However, on Monday he instead entered into an open guilty plea.

Valdez raped a 12-year-old in Palmyra in 2013 at a motel after first contacting the girl online.

He was arrested on June 6 and had been in Lebanon County Prison on $1.5 million bail ever since.  His charges include rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, unlawful communication with a child, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.

He will be sentenced on June 18.Virginia man pleads guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl at a hotel


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