Alabaster man, 20, faces rape charge

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 20-year-old Alabaster man has been released from the Shelby County Jail on a $10,000 bond after he was charged with allegedly raping an underage female victim.

Capra

Capra

The Alabaster Police Department arrested Chris Joseph Capra Jr., who lists an address on Brenda Drive in Alabaster, on June 21 and charged him with one felony count of second-degree rape.

Capra was released from the Shelby County Jail the day after he was arrested after posting a $10,000 bond.

Second-degree rape is a Class B felony, according to Alabama law, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction.

According to Capra’s arrest warrant, he allegedly did “engage in sexual intercourse with” a victim who was between the ages of 12 and 16” while he was “16 years or older and at least two years older than” the victim.

Capra is now scheduled to appear at the Shelby County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing on July 27 at 8:30 a.m.