Sheriff’s office arrests Rocha for statutory rape

Published 7:10 pm Monday, March 18, 2013

On Saturday, March 16 Detective BJ Bayne with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carlos Eduardo Rocha for statutory rape of a 15-year-old.

The victim’s parents had reported to investigators that Rocha had been having inappropriate contact with their daughter.

Rocha, 31, of 2805 Wade Hampton Blvd. in Taylors, S.C. was charged with statutory rape in addition to first degree sexual exploitation of a minor, disseminate of pornographic material to minor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to sheriff’s office reports.

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Rocha is being held in the Polk County Detention Facility under a $175,000 secure bond and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) is placing a detainer hold on him.

Rocha has his first court appearance on Wednesday, March 20.

– information provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office