A man has been arrested in Delaware for allegedly raping a woman nine times over three years in a case that stretches back to 2010.
Jorge Arellano, 35, of New Castle, was arrested yesterday and charged with nine counts of first degree rape, unlawful sexual contact, strangulation and a raft of other charges including possession of a firearm while committing a felony.
He is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $1.7 million cash bail.
Delaware State Police say the investigation stems for a Jan., 2013 incident in which Arellano allegedly confronted a 25-year-old woman in a Wilmington parking lot, forced her into a vehicle at gunpoint, then touched her inappropriately.
Arellano knew the woman, who was eventually allowed to leave.
But troopers later determined that Arellano was also wanted by Dover Police for a May 2011 burglary of the same woman's residence. At that time, police say, Arellano broke into the residence through a window and assaulted the victim and a male acquaintance.
State Police searched for Arellano and learned he had raped the same woman nine times between 2010 and 2011 in Kent and New Castle County locations.
They arrested Arellano last night on U.S. Route 13 during a traffic stop. Police say he gave a false name, but they realized his true identity.