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Rape suspect arrested


A Fort Wayne man was arrested in Steuben County on Sunday, accused of rape in Hamilton.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement it was called about 2:45 a.m. Sunday about a reported rape in the town.

The Steuben County Detective Bureau investigated the case and arrested Omar Soto Gutierrez, 33, at 1:15 p.m. on a charge of rape, the statement said.

It said he was being held without bond pending formal charges being filed by the Steuben County Prosecutor's Office.

The Hamilton Town Marshall's Office assisted with the investigation, the statement said.