City man charged with statutory rapePublished 6:02am Saturday, August 18, 2012
A Russellville man was arrested Wednesday after being accused of statutory rape, officials said.
Bartolo Sanchez Satey, 25, 506 Adams St., Russellville, was arrested and charged with second-degree rape, Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said.
According to Hargett, officers began investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship between Satey and a 15-year-old female in May.
Hargett said the victim is currently pregnant and with the help of the Franklin County Department of Human Resources, officers were able to determine the child belonged to Satey.
“Once we realized Satey was the father of the child, we began trying to locate him,” Hargett said. “We discovered he was out of state as of Tuesday, but investigators were able to talk to him, and he agreed to turn himself in to authorities.”
Hargett said once Satey retuned to the area, however, he did not turn himself in as planned.
“Officers actually arrested Satey in the 500 block of Adams Avenue,” police investigator Lt. Scotty Lowery said. “He appeared to be hiding, but officers were able to take him into custody without incident.”
Lowery said the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted in the case.