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Pima County man found guilty for two separate sex-related attacks

TUCSON – A Tucson man was convicted last week for sexually attacking two women in separate incidents in Pima County.

Reynaldo Rios was put to trial for allegedly raping a woman at a family gathering in Aug. 2016. Pima County Attorney’s Office said the victim was “visibly intoxicated” at the end of the night.

Reynaldo Rios/Pima County Attorney’s Office

After falling asleep on the couch, the victim woke up twice to find Rios trying to remove her covers and went back to sleep. However, the victim said she woke up a third time stating that “Rios was on top of her, trying to remove her pants,” Pima County Attorney’s Office says. Authorities said despite the victim “hitting him, pushing him, and telling him no, Rios raped her on the couch.”

The second incident involved a different woman, officials say. It occurred at a party in November 2017.

In this incident, the victim, who was “visibly intoxicated”, woke up “to find Rios on top of her, trying to unbutton her pants,” PCAO said. The victim was able to “push him off and escape the room.”

Rios will be sentenced on May 22.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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