A man accused of molesting teenage immigrant boys and forcing them into the drug trade is facing new charges after investigators found even more child victims.
Victor Manuel Rax, 42, now faces a total of 63 felonies for crimes ranging from sodomy on a child to human trafficking to drugs. Investigators believe Rax raped undocumented immigrant children as young as nine, then threatened their families in order to force them to sell drugs and submit to abuse.
Police from multiple agencies arrested Rax in February and prosecutors later charged him with 34 felonies. The number of charges nearly doubled because police have identified 16 victims, according to the Utah Attorney General's office. All but one of those victims were children when Rax allegedly abused them, the AG's office added Thursday.