A former Fox News correspondent was arrested this week on charges of rape and forcible sodomy, according to a report by WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Va. Orlando Salinas was being held without bond Wednesday on a direct indictment from a grand jury in Montgomery County.
The charges against Salinas stem from an incident Jan. 11 involving a woman other than his wife. Additional details were not provided, but Salinas had reportedly been under investigation for months.
Salinas reportedly worked at Fox News before leaving in 2012 to take a job with CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke. AOL News reports that he was “released by the station due to insubordination in April of 2015.”
“At the time of his release he claimed he and management had ‘a difference of opinion as far as what news should be.’ He’s since walked away from the news business and had been working as a real estate agent in Blacksburg,” the AOL report adds.
WSLS cites court documents indicating that Salinas has a prior criminal history of larceny.
A trial date for Salinas was set for Oct. 19.