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Police: Woman says Roseburg man raped her two to three times a day for three weeks

Officers arrested Brandon Scott Belcher, 27, on 3 counts of rape. The investigation started with a report of a woman at Walmart asking employees and customers to call police. (Inset: Douglas County Jail mugshot. Background: Roseburg Walmart, SBG file)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A 27-year-old Roseburg man is facing rape charges.

Brandon Scott Belcher was arrested Saturday night.

According to court documents, Belcher was at the Roseburg Walmart with his alleged victim.

The woman was able to reach out to other customers and employees at the store and asked them to call the police.

When authorities arrived, the woman told them Belcher raped her two to three times a day for three weeks.

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Officials with Roseburg Police say Belcher is charged with first degree rape, two counts of sexual abuse, harassment, menacing, and strangulation.

We asked police about safety in a case like this.

"Make everybody involved safe - that's one of our first priorities, so oftentimes we do separate people to gather statements and try to begin the investigation that way, in the safest way possible," said Roseburg Police Sgt. Dennis Chrisenbery.

Police are working with the district attorney's office on the case.

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