On Monday, police in Benton arrested Manuel Portillo,51, after he reportedly raped two young girls, multiple times.
While police were investigating the rape of a juvenile,further evidence was discovered, indicating that Portillo had also raped another underage girl, according to court documents.
The victims were under the age of 16.Portillo has been charged with three counts of rape and is currently being held at the Saline County Detention Center awaiting a preliminary hearing.
In a press release, Benton Police stated:The two victims and Portillo were acquaintances prior to this incident taking place. This Is an ongoing investigation and additional charges could be possible as it continues.
Investigators have reason to believe the suspect may have more victims.
Anyone with information on this case, or who has been victimized by Portillo is urged to call the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.