OKLAHOMA CITY — A metro man who called police to report an assault is now behind bars on a rape charge.
Victor Varela, 25, was arrested on a charge of first-degree rape Tuesday.
Police said Varela had sex with a 12-year-old girl.
“Although it appears that the relations that they were having were consensual, at that age, her being 12 years old, there is no such thing as her being able to give consent,” OKC Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.
Last month, Varela called police and claimed he was physically assaulted.
When police arrived to a home near 41st St. and Shields Blvd., the girl’s family told officers they found inappropriate text messages between Varela and the girl.
According to the police report, Varela said that the text messages were innocent.
Varela told investigators he was like an uncle to the girl.
Police said the girl admitted to her mom that she had sex with Varela.
Police launched an investigation and arrested Varela.
He is being held at the county jail on a $50,000 bond.
As of Wednesday, no charges have been filed.