Teen indicted on felony rape charge

Published 4:13 pm Monday, February 24, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

A 19-year-old Alabaster man is awaiting trial after he was indicted in late 2013 on a felony first-degree rape charge, according to court documents.



A Shelby County grand jury indicted Noe Ricardo Flores, whose address is listed on Tradewinds Circle in Alabaster, on one felony count of first-degree rape during its September 2013 session.

Alabaster police arrested Flores at 3 p.m. on March 1, 2013, at Thompson High School and charged him with engaging in sexual intercourse “by forcible compulsion” with an underage girl on Feb. 10.

Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney previously said he was unable to release many details about the case, as it involved an underage victim, but said the alleged rape occurred at a residence in the city.

As of Feb. 24, Flores’ case was awaiting a jury trial date in the Shelby County Circuit Court.

“This case is hereby continued generally to await placement on the court’s next available pretrial docket,” read a scheduling order issued by Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves on Jan. 8.

Flores was released from the Shelby County Jail on April 4, 2013, after posting a $30,000 bond, according to court documents.

According to Alabama law, first-degree rape is a Class A felony. If convicted, Flores could face between 10 years and life in prison.