Auburn Police arrest Opelika man on warrant for rape


(Juan Nelson Sosa Iztep)

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – Auburn Police say they have arrested an Opelika man in connection to a rape that happened in December 2020.

According to police, Juan Nelson Sosa-Iztep, age 20, was arrested on Jan. 27, 2021 on a felony warrant for rape second degree.

Police say the arrest stems from an incident reported on Dec. 14, 2020. Police received a complaint of an adult male engaging in sexual intercourse with a victim under the age of sixteen, according to investigators.

Sosa-Iztep has been booked into the Lee County Jail. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Police say the case remains under investigation.

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