Florence man accused of rape and arson

The charges stem from two incidents in 2020.

Posted: Jan 22, 2021 7:54 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2021 9:57 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- A Florence man is facing charges of arson and third-degree rape stemming from two different incidents in 2020.

Ethan Moshe Castle, 18, is accused of third-degree rape on or about Oct. 21, 2020, involving a victim under 16 years old. 

He has also been accused of starting a fire that damaged property at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of 8th Street in Florence. He is charged with first-degree arson in that case.

Castle is scheduled to be back in court on Feb. 25.

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