A former reporter for Fox News in Miami is being held without bail after being indicted Tuesday in Virginia on charges of forcible sodomy and rape.
Orlando Salinas, who left Fox in 2012 for a job at Roanoke's CBS affiliate, was booked into the Montgomery County jail last night. Few details are available, but the indictment indicates he was arrested in connection with a January 11 sexual assault of a woman who is not his wife, the Roanoke Times reports.
He is expected to appear in court Monday.
Salinas apparently left CBS last year after getting into an argument with his bosses about not wanting to wear a suit and tie every day. He then became a real-estate agent.
In a December interview, Salinas acknowledged his brash personality didn't always sit well with management or his viewers, but said he didn't know any other way to be.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Miami New Times's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Miami's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
"Some of the most annoying people make the best reporters," he told the Roanoke paper.