A man extradited from Mexico on charges he raped a child pleaded guilty Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court.
Raul Xalamihua-Espindola, 29, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree rape before Judge David Leith. One count of first-degree rape and first-degree custodial interference will be dismissed as part of the plea bargain.
Xalamihua-Espindola's case goes back to 2007 when the then-19-year-old was accused of taking an 11-year-old girl, whom he called his "girlfriend," to Mexico.
The investigation began on April 6, 2007, when the Keizer Police Department...