FARMINGTON — Rape and kidnapping charges against a Bloomfield man were dismissed by prosecutors Wednesday.
Angelo Salazar, 32, was arrested Feb. 16. He was arraigned in district court in April and charged with rape and kidnapping in the first degree.
Salazar was the general manager of O’Reilly Auto Parts in Farmington and an employee accused him of raping her at his home in Bloomfield on Dec. 14, 2011. It is unclear if Salazar or the woman still work at the store.
Salazar told police he showed the woman his home and watched television with her but denied any sexual contact.
The woman told police that Salazar grabbed her from behind and forced her into his bedroom where he pinned her to the bed and raped her.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office investigated the allegation for nearly two months before Salazar was arrested.
He was booked into San Juan County Adult Detention Center on Feb. 16 and bonded out of the facility after 45 minutes, according to court documents.
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