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Corrections officer arrested on rape charges

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - Department of Corrections director Jose San Agustin confirms he has launched an internal affairs investigation following the arrest of 38-year0old corrections officer Joseph Santiago. According to police spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia he was arrested at noon today on rape charges, family violence and terrorizing.

"I just hope that there are no victims but if there are through the elimination of the process of the investigation then I will take stringent action to do what I can to include termination of this employee," he said.

San Agustin says he cannot place Santiago on administrative leave until he is magistrated. That is expected to happen tomorrow.

According to Balajadia a criminal sexual conduct complaint was filed in Las Vegas, Nevada in November of last year.  The complaint was eventually forward to GPD.  Santiago is accused of sexually assaulting two female minors known to him while they were on Guam. Santiago has been employed at DOC for 17 years.
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