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Former Boxing Star Victor Ortiz Arrested for Sexual Assault Charges

Victor Ortiz

Charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, boxing star Victor Ortiz turned himself in to authorities Tuesday, according to the Oxnard (California) Police Department.

Ortiz, 31, was charged Monday by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office with three felony sexual assault charges, including forcible rape.

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The 31-year-old athlete, who also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Southpaw, turned himself in to authorities in Oxnard, California for an alleged rape in March, the Oxnard Police Department announced in a news release.

Credit: The Oxnard Police Department

After the Ventura County Sheriff Department issued a warrant for Ortiz’s arrest, he turned himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of forcible rape as well as forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration. His bail was set at $100,000.

The press release states that officials first began investigating Ortiz after his alleged victim contacted authorities on March 19 claiming that she was sexually assaulted “inside a residence in the city of Oxnard” by the boxer.

The investigation was ongoing for the past several months before a warrant was issued for Ortiz’s arrest.