Arrest made in rape investigation

A 19-year-old man is in police custody on two counts of Rape (Felony) and two counts of Object Sexual Penetration (Felony). Lemma, Yeabsira 19, of Blacksburg, Virginia has been arrested without incident Sunday (January 21, 2018). Yeabsira is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.

The charges are the result of on-going investigations conducted by the Blacksburg Police Department. The investigations were initiated after allegations were made concerning incidents that occurred in the Town of Blacksburg.

Anyone with information regarding Lemma, Please contact the Blacksburg Police Department at 540-961-1150 or anonymously at (540) 961-1819 or by email at