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Keene man held on rape charge

KEENE — A 35-year-old local man has been arrested on a rape charge, and police say additional charges are expected in connection with other victims.

Steven Velez, of Fox Circle, was arrested Friday by Hillsborough Police on a warrant for aggravated felonious sexual assault, and was turned over to Keene police department. He was taken to Cheshire County Jail pending arraignment Monday in 8th Circuit Court, Keene district.

Police said the case is still being investigated and additional charges are forthcoming. They are asking anyone with information about the alleged crimes to contact Det. Jennifer Ramey at 357-9820, or anonymously online at


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