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Registered Sex Offender Arrested On Rape Charges

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Santiago Elliott
DURHAM, N.C. — A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged with sexual assaults involving two teenage girls.

Santiago Bonee Elliott, 32, of Davinci Street in Durham, has been charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and two counts of statutory rape. He is in Durham County Jail under a $150,000 bond.

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Elliott was first arrested on June 17 after officers stopped a car for a traffic violation on Holloway Street. When officers approached the car, they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, the police department said in a statement.

Investigators said that the officers also noticed that Elliott's pants were undone and that there was a 13-year-old girl in the back seat. Elliott was charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory rape in that case.

This week, investigators charged Elliott in connection with a 2004 case involving a 14-year-old girl.

Elliott was convicted in 1991 of taking indecent liberties with a minor and first-degree sexual offense.

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