Boxing Champion Arrested On Rape Charges

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Boxing Champion and 'DWTS' Alum Arrested On Rape Charges

On March 19, a woman filed a police report in which she alleged that boxer and actor Victor Ortiz sexually assaulted her at a home in Oxnard, California.

An arrest warrant was issued following "several months" of investigation by the Oxnard Police Department's family protection unit.

In the police report, officials revealed that Ortiz, who briefly held the World Boxing Council's welterweight title in 2011, turned himself in on September 25, and was booked at the East County Jail in Ventura County.

Three felony charges

The 31-year-old father-of-one has now been charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and forcible digital penetration.

Ortiz, who rose to fame as a professional boxer at the age of 17, was scheduled to return to the ring for a fight against John Molina Jr. on September 30, but at this time, it's unclear if the bout will take place.

Outside of the ring, Ortiz has made name for himself as an entertainer. He has appeared on a number of television shows and films, including The Expendables, Ray Donovan, Once Upon a Time in Venice and Southpaw.

The Kansas-born athlete competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2013, but his quest for the mirror ball trophy came to an end when he was voted off in week six.

Ortiz's recent arrest is not his first time he's had a brush with the law.

Past arrests

In 2016, he was arrested for driving under the influence. His blood alcohol content was over 0.15 at the time he was pulled over by police.

Ortiz accepted the charges of two misdemeanor counts of DUI and pleaded guilty last year. According to TMZ Sports, in exchange for the "special allegation" to be dismissed, the athlete took a plea deal. He was sentenced to eight days in county jail and three months probation.

He got credit for time served for four days and the remaining four he served as part of a work release program.

Ortiz's punishment could've been much more severe had he not taken the plea deal because he was already serving a three-year probation for misdemeanor battery charges.

He was arrested in 2015 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he was accused of beating up a concertgoer at a Kenny Chesney show in Pasadena. He pleaded guilty then too.

No court date has been issued yet for Ortiz's most recent arrest, but his bail is currently set at $100,000.

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