Local man charged with rape of 15-year-old

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Rey Angeles Nieto | Bonneville County Jail

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IDAHO FALLS — A local man has been charged with raping a teenage girl after telling her he was also a teen.

The victim who was 15 at the time of the alleged rape said she met Rey Angeles Nieto, 22, over Facebook. According to court documents, the then 21-year-old Nieto told the victim he was 16. She had never met him in person until the night of April 14, 2017, when the alleged rape occurred.

The victim said she and Nieto had been sending each other text messages when he reportedly asked if he could come to her house. Documents show she initially told him he could and gave him her address. She later decided it was not a good idea and told him not to come.

Police reports show he came to her house anyway. When she asked Nieto why he came over after she told him not to, he said it was because he was already there.

According to documents, the victim let him in through a window and they eventually proceeded to her room where Nieto began kissing and touching the victim. He allegedly continued after she told him repeatedly to stop.

At one point Nieto allegedly forced the victim to perform oral sex on him. He then got up and left.

Documents show, in an interview with police Nieto admitted he asked the victim to perform oral sex on him but claimed he did not force her.

The victim told police she tried to tell her mother about the incident, but her mother allegedly told the victim it was her fault.

According to court documents, the victim did not tell police about the alleged rape until after she told another relative about it who encouraged the victim to report the incident to police.

The report shows on April 22, Nieto told the victim he was moving out of state and wanted to come to her house to tell her goodbye. She told him no, but he showed up at her house anyway and walked in through the front door.

He then allegedly tried kissing and touching her again but the victim said she thought she could hear her mother coming down the road. He then ran out of the house.

He was arrested Oct. 6 on a $10,000 bond. He was released after posting bond on Oct. 18.

Nieto is scheduled to appear in Bonneville County Court on Nov. 28.