LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man has been arrested after being accused of raping and abusing a family member over the course of two and a half years.
Marco Ramirez-Lopez was taken into custody Thursday afternoon just before 2 p.m.
An arrest citation says that his teenage relative claimed he raped and physically abused her between Jan. 1, 2016 through July 7, 2018.
She told police that Ramirez-Lopez hit her with a belt and kicked her.
She also said that he violently raped her while her mother was working and that he pretended to her mother that nothing was happening.
The citation says she showed bruises at the hospital.
Ramirez faces several charges including first-degree rape.