Man Charged with Rape of Juvenile

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BENTON, AR — A 25-year-old man is behind bars after being accused of raping a juvenile victim.

According to the Benton Police Department (BPD), officers took the report of a possible rape just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, and after subsequent investigation, detectives determined that evidence indicated a rape had taken place.

Detectives then spoke with 25-year-old Michael Olvera, who after extensive investigation, was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape, according to BPD.

Police say Olvera and the victim, whose age has not been disclosed, were acquaintances before the alleged rape incident took place.

Olvera was taken to the Saline County Detention Center.

BPD says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be possible.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.

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