Wayne County Man Arrested on Sexual Related Crimes

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron a Wayne County resident has been arrested for rape and other sexual related charges.
Wayne County Sheriff Office Deputy Joe Horne conducted the investigation after receiving a complaint of an incident on July 7, 2022, that alleged a 39-year-old male had raped an 18-year-old female. Deputy Horne’s investigation uncovered that the 18-year-old had spent the night with a friend when incident occurred on July 3, 2022. Early in the morning hours of the incident the male started groping her and would not let the female pull away from him. The male then allegedly inappropriately touched the victim and made her preform a sexual act.
Deputy Horne obtained a Wayne County District Court Complaint Warrant of Arrest. On August 3, 2022, Deputy Cody Neal and Deputy Horne arrested Omar Hernandez Mendoza for rape-1st degree, sodomy-1st degree and sexual abuse-1st degree.
Hernandez Mendoza was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center on a $500,000.00 cash only bond.
The investigation is continuing by the Wayne County Sheriff Office.