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Arrest made in Suffolk rape investigation

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Jan 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-09 12:40:32-05

A 49-year-old man has been arrested after a rape investigation by the Suffolk Police.

Police say Dennis Bernard West was arrested on January 8th and charged with rape, forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery.

The charges are related to incidents that occurred between September and December 2013 and involved a 16-year-old girl.

He is currently being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.