Wake County

Wake deputies charge Franklin man with child rape

Julian Andres Valdivieso
Julian Andres Valdivieso CCBI

Julian Andres Valdivieso, 30, who lives in Franklin County, was being held in the Wake County Detention Center on Monday on $2 million bail after Wake sheriff's deputies arrested him on a charge of raping an 11-year-old girl.

Valdivieso was arrested Friday afternoon at his home at 25 Putting Green Lane, a Zebulon postal address that is in Franklin County.

Valdivieso was charged with rape of a child and sexual offense with a child, and an arrest warrant indicated that the charges involved separate actions.

Capt. James Stevens, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said sheriff’s investigators and the Wake County District Attorney’s Office were continuing the investigation, and he declined to say where in Wake County the incident that led to Valdivieso’s being a suspect had happened.

The warrant said the incident happened Aug. 7.

The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency posted a notice with Wake County asking to be notified when Valdivieso is released from custody.

ICE indicated Valdivieso, a Colombian native, is in the U.S. legally, but it said in paperwork for Valdivieso that the Department of Homeland Security, which includes ICE, “intends to resume custody of the subject to complete processing.”

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT

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