Man charged with statutory rape

Published 10:26 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Suffolk police made an arrest in a rape investigation Tuesday.

John Blount Jr., 51, of Suffolk, is charged with statutory rape, according to a city press release. The charge relates to an alleged incident on the evening of Sept. 5, which involved a 14-year-old female known to the victim, according to the release.

Blount

Blount

Blount is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail, according to the press release. The investigation is ongoing.

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