Salem man accused of raping child over 6-year period

A Salem man was arrested on charges raping a child under 14 years old over a six-year period on Tuesday, officials said.

Kevin Michael Simonsen, 27, is accused of four counts of first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. All eleven counts involve one victim.

Simonsen was arrested on outstanding warrants stemming from an original investigation conducted by Keizer Police Department since April of this year, said Lt. Chris Nelson of Keizer Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit.

Marion County grand jury accuses Simonsen of engaging in sexual intercourse and engaging in sexual contact with a child from Jan. 1, 2010 to Jan. 1 of this year.

First-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse are all Measure 11 offenses requiring mandatory minimum sentences.

First-degree rape carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 100 months, first-degree sodomy carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 100 months and first-degree sexual abuse carries a mandatory minimum of 75 months.

He was arrested Tuesday and taken to Marion County jail and held without bail.

Simonsen is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.


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