A 19-year-old man is in police custody on two counts of rape and two counts of object sexual penetration, both of which are felonies.  Yeabsira Lemma was arrested without incident on January 21, 2018, by Blackburg Police and is being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail. 

The charges and arrest are the result of on-going investigations conducted by the Blacksburg Police Department.  

Anyone with information regarding Lemma is asked to contact the Blacksburg Police Department at 540-961-1150 or anonymously at 540-961-1819 or by e-mail at CIU@blacksburg.gov.