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FOX “Family Values” News Correspondent Arrested For Rape, Sodomy

A Fox News alumnus has been arrested and charged with rape. Orlando Salinas, 57, was arrested July 28 on two felony charges of rape and sodomy. The arrest of Salinas comes after a grand jury was convened in relation to an incident which is alleged to have transpired January 11, 2016. Due to the nature of the charge, the victim’s identity is not being revealed. However court documents do stipulate that the individual Salinas is accused of raping is not his wife.

The fall from public life for Salinas came in April 2015 when he was fired from local Virginia television station WDBJ7 after three years of employment for insubordination. Before working at WDBJ7 Salinas was Fox News correspondent for twelve years from 2000 – 2012 who was known for his combative interview style.

From Fox hosts Bill O’Reilly settling a sexual harrassment lawsuit, to Brian Kilmead joking that a woman who was beaten on an elevator “should have taken the stairs” and now with the recent departure of Fox CEO Roger Ailes over sexual harassment allegations over 25 women have come forward with awful decade’s long tales of mistreatment, it is clear Fox has long cultivated a culture of misogyny and male entitlement.

After Salinas left the news business he began a new career as a Remax real estate agent. In an Dec. 2015 “Whatever happened to?” interview, Salinas’ boss Amy Hudson said, “He’s a wonderful people person. People who know who he is really trust him.”

The judge who set Salinas’ bond did not agree with Hudson’s assessment of Salinas’ trustworthy nature, as he is being held at Montgomery County Jail without bond. Each charge levied against Salinas carries a minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison. His next scheduled court date is Oct. 29.

 

 

 

Lou Colagiovanni

Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.


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