A Salem man faces 10 child sex charges for allegedly assaulting a female minor who ran away from a West Salem foster home, according to officials.
Ricardo Wray, 55, approached the minor while she was walking in the area of Patterson Street NW and Edgewater Street NW in June of 2016 and “guided” her to his nearby apartment, where he held her for roughly four days, according to a Polk County probable cause statement.
Wray allegedly ordered the girl to take a shower and smoke marijuana and cocaine or methamphetamine from a pipe before he sexually assaulted the girl.
The girl told police Wray said she could not leave the apartment. After several days, the girl told Wray she was leaving. He did not protest and the girl walked home on June 8, 2016.
She reported the assault and took a sexual assault exam the same day. DNA collected from the exam was identified as belonging to Wray.
Wray was arrested Friday afternoon on an outstanding warrant and was transferred to Salem Police Department.
He is facing two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, one count of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, five counts of second-degree sexual abuse, and one count of delivering a controlled substance to a minor.
Wray is in Polk County Jail on $540,000 bail. He is scheduled for a court hearing on Thursday, March 2 at 1:14 p.m.