Newcastle Man’s Bail Set at 1.2 Million, Arrested on 24 Charges of Rape of a Child and Aggravated Sexual Abuse

RIQUELME, NEFTALI | Booking Photo Iron County Sherriff, St. George News

 

IRON COUNTY – A Newcastle man was arrested yesterday on 12 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and 12 counts of rape of a child, all first degree felonies.

Neftali Riquelme, 33, was arrested* late last night by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office. ¬†No further details are available at this time.

The state of Utah defines a child as a person under the age of 14.

* Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

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  • Ron July 26, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Already losing track of the number of pedophiles arrested in the last couple of weeks in the Southern Utah area. Starting to near the number of drug users and dealers being arrested…not to mention the DUI’s. The courts are just going to have to increase the penalties against these sick individuals.

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