$1 million bond for Raleigh man charged with raping young child

Wake County News
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A man who recently moved to Raleigh from New York is facing six sex crime charges involving a child, according to court documents obtained on Wednesday.

Carlos Soto, 53, moved with his wife to Raleigh from New York approximately eight months ago, according to a document filed by the man’s defense attorney. Not long after arriving in town, Soto is accused of committing multiple sex crimes against a young child.

Those crimes occurred between November 2017 and May of this year, according to a warrant.


Court documents show that Soto is facing two counts of statutory rape and four counts of indecent liberties with a minor. The crimes involved the same victim, a child who was under the age of 13 when the crimes first occurred.

According to documents, Soto turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday.

Soto’s defense attorney requested a $150,000 bond and explained his client’s history — including a move from New York to Raleigh “to enjoy a better quality of life and more affordable housing,” a clean criminal record other than a misdemeanor DWI conviction from 1992, and a long work history as a truck driver — as justification for the bond request.

The bond request was denied and Soto is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.

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