Airman charged with child rape released on $50K bond

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Guam – A child is recovering after a United States Air Force non-commissioned officer entered her bedroom and allegedly raped her.

On July 26, police responded to a disturbance in Mangilao. When they arrived, they met with a woman who said she was inside the residence with a 9-year-old girl known to both her and Louis Anthony Vargas, the suspect.

According to Vargas’ social media pages, he is employed with the Air Force 36th Mobility Readiness Squadron.

Court documents state that the woman heard “ruffling” sounds coming from the 9-year-old’s bedroom and that when she went to investigate the sound, she discovered that the bedroom door was locked. This, however, did not prevent her from seeing the horrible act, which allegedly occurred with in the room.

The woman told police that, through the bedroom window, she saw Vargas putting on his shorts and that when he exited the room, he was obviously still aroused, while the little girl was lying naked on the bed.

When police questioned the little girl, she told them while she was lying naked on her bed, Vargas had locked the door and returned to her bed to fondle and rape her.

Vargas is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct, both with the special allegation of vulnerable victim enhancement.

He was booked and confined but was later released on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond. His next hearing is scheduled for August 17 at 4 p.m.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.