A Dodge City man was bound over for trial Monday on charges that he raped a non-biological female relative earlier this year.


   A Dodge City man was bound over for trial Monday on charges that he raped a non-biological female relative earlier this year.
    Hugo Aguilera-Velasquez will face trial on two counts of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, plus three misdemeanor counts of aggravated battery. The misdemeanors did not require a preliminary hearing and were not addressed Monday.
    The alleged victim testified Monday that Aguilera-Velasquez showed up at her Dodge City home early the morning of Jan. 22 and insisted on talking to her. She did not want to let him in at first but eventually relented.
    She said that Aguilera-Velasquez said repeatedly that he wanted to have sex with her, but she refused.
    "I told him that he needed to leave, and he told me 'No,'" she said. "And he insisted that we have sex."
    The Globe does not routinely publish the names of people who may have been sexually assaulted.
    The alleged victim said that Aguilera-Velasquez wanted to spend the rest of the night at her house, and after some argument, she agreed that he could stay. She said she was going to another room to sleep when Aguilera-Velasquez grabbed her, carried her to the couch and sexually assaulted her.
    "While he was carrying you to the sofa, did you try to get away?" asked deputy Ford County Attorney David Belling.
    The woman said: "I was pushing him on the shoulders, but I couldn't get away."
    The woman said following the assault, she retreated to her children's bedroom and packed up some clothing so she and her children could go to a friend's house. She said that Aguilera-Velasquez climbed into her pickup truck as they were getting ready to leave and asked for a ride home — even though she told him to go away.
    She said she didn't try to force him out of the truck because she didn't want to fight with him.
    They drove off but later returned to the woman's home, where she dropped Aguilera-Velasquez off before driving to the friend's house. She reported the rape to the police later that morning.
    Under cross-examination, defense attorney Linda Eckelman asked the woman if she had given Aguilera-Velasquez a ride to his home the morning of the alleged rape.
    The woman said she had not.
   
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