Oxnard police said 31-year-old Victor Manuel Ortiz surrendered at the Ventura County Sheriff Department's East Valley Station at 3 p.m. in connection with a months-long sexual assault investigation. Police said a woman told them on March 19 that she was sexually assaulted by Ortiz inside a home.
After several months of investigation by the Oxnard Police Department's Family Protection Unit, the case was presented to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. A warrant for the arrest of Ortiz was then issued.
The boxer, known as "Vicious," was booked on charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration, according to a press release from the Oxnard Police Department. Ortiz has since been released on $100,000 bail.
The boxer's arrest comes just days ahead of a nationally-televised fight planned at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
A special Sunday edition of #PBConFS1 goes down this week when former Welterweight Champion @VICIOUSortiz clashes with hard-hitting former title challenger @johnmolinajr135 on Sept. 30 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. #OrtizMolina— PBC (@premierboxing) September 24, 2018
FIGHT INFO: https://t.co/qsJcSgj7fi pic.twitter.com/rCSIfiEa2n
Ortiz was also a contestant on season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2013.
It's not Ortiz's first run-in with the law. Back in 2016, he was arrested for driving under the influence. In 2015, he was arrested for allegedly attacking a man at a concert at the Rose Bowl.
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