Fayette County

Armed man charged with sexual abuse, kidnapping

Herald-Leader Staff Report

Vincente Juarez.
Vincente Juarez. Fayette County jail

A Richmond man is in a Lexington jail on charges that he held two victims at gunpoint in an alleged rape attempt last week.

Vincente Contreras Juarez, 31, was charged with kidnapping, sodomy, sexual abuse and terroristic threatening Tuesday night.

Armed with a gun Feb. 6, Juarez threatened to kill the victims, according to his arrest citation. He sodomized one and abused another.. Court records did not reveal where the attack occurred or details about the victims.

Juarez is not a U.S. citizen; he was born in Mexico, according to court records. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Monday.