Boxer Victor Ortiz arrested on rape charge

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Former Welterweight Boxing Champion Victor Ortiz Accused of Rape

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Former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz was arrested in California on Tuesday and charged with three felony sexual assault charges, ESPN reported.

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Ortiz, 31, turned himself in to the Oxnard Police Department Tuesday afternoon. His bail was set at $100,000. According to a police report, Ortiz is charged by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration, ESPN reported.

A woman told police that Ortiz assaulted her at a home in Oxnard, CNN reported. The woman's report came the afternoon of March 19, according to CNN.

Ortiz was identified as a suspect on the date of the incident, Oxnard police Cmdr. Sharon Giles told the Ventura County Star.

Ortiz is scheduled to fight Sunday night against John Molina Jr. in a 12-round welterweight bout in Ontario, California, ESPN reported. It is uncertain whether the fight will continue as scheduled.

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