Niles man charged with rape of girl

NILES — A man has been arrested on three counts of rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Xavier Baynes, 26, was charged with rape Nov. 22 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is at the Trumbull County jail facing charges of rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and gross sexual imposition.

The alleged assault happened Nov. 19 while the victim was intoxicated after being given alcohol, according to a police report. Police said Baynes knew the victim.


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