Police ID accomplice to violent child rape suspect
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Metro detectives have identified the alleged accomplice of accused robber and child rapist Olbin Euceda, arrested last month following the violent rape of an 11-year-old girl and robbery of her parents.
Rony Sorto, 23, is additionally charged with the November 20 robbery at the family's apartment in the Overlook complex on Bell Road. Euceda, 26, is alleged to have raped girl during the holdup.
During an interview with detectives, Sorto admitted to his involvement in the case as well as the November 17 robbery and sexual assault of two women at their apartment in the Hickory Trace complex on Bell Road, the November 5 robbery of a couple and their three young children inside their home at Harding Place Condominiums on Harding Place, and two unrelated robberies in Smyrna.
Warrants charging Sorto with two counts of aggravated robbery in the November 17 case have been issued and police said additional charges are pending.
Sorto has been jail in Nashville since his arrest by officers on November 30 for pointing a gun out a car and firing a shot while traveling on Interstate 440.
Sorto, a native of El Salvador, is suspected of being in the United States illegally and a federal immigration hold was placed against him shortly after his arrest.
Euceda is also suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.
He was arrested on the evening of November 22 and now faces 12 counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated rape and one count of child rape.
The victims in all four cases linked to Sorto and Euceda are Hispanic and Metro detectives credit assistance from the Hispanic community for both men's identification and Euceda's capture.