Police: 22-year-old charged with rape after weekend assault

Andre Leon Birke has been charged with forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, and rape (Radford Police)

RADFORD, Va. (WSET) -- Radford Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old in connection to a sexual assault last week.

Police said the assault happened overnight between Friday, December 7 - Saturday, December 8 in the 1200 block of Lawrence Street.

Andre Leon Birke has been charged with forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, and rape.

He was taken before a magistrate where he was remanded to the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to contact Det. C.K. Cross at 540-731-3624.

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