Nathaniel O'Brien Belcher, 18, formerly of Tillamook who is a student at Tongue Point Job Corps was arrested for rape and fourth-degree assault Thursday morning by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's Det. Kirsten Hanthorn said Belcher is suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl on the Tongue Point campus Wednesday evening. She said the victim was an acquaintance and was treated and released from Columbia Memorial Hospital after the incident.

Belcher allegedly struck the victim in the face in the course of the assault, Hanthorn said.

She said the case would go before the grand jury next week and couldn't go into too much more detail.


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