A local man is due in court next week on two rape counts, as well as a third felony.

Lyon County District Court documents filed late last week accuse Jovani Sotelo, 24, of attacking a woman Sunday, Jan. 8. Alternative counts submitted in the case suggest the alleged victim may have been drunk or drugged.

Sotelo also is charged with aggravated criminal sodomy, with all the counts involving the same victim.

Sotelo was scheduled for his first appearance Tuesday, but Magistrate Judge Douglas Jones delayed it until Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Sotelo, who was booked into jail last Wednesday, is free on bond.

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