- Special Sections
- James Collins Ford
- Public Notices
A local Hispanic man was arrested Saturday night and charged with first-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment, according to police.
Osman Cerna-Perez, 25, of Shelbyville, is charged with locking a mentally-challenged 17-year-old girl in a bathroom and raping her, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Genry.
According to the police report, Perez "physically restrained the victim and placed his left hand around the victim's throat."
Gentry said that several of the elements that constitute first-degree rape were present in the situation.
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Sentinel-News, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.
If you are new to the award winning Sentinel-News and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.