The suspect in a January 16 rape remains in the Baldwin County Jail on an ICE hold after being given bond on the first-degree rape charge.

Baldwin County District Judge William E. Scully signed an order admitting a $75,000 bond for Christopher Russihi Strachan.

Strachan will be unable to be released from jail until he is processed through the U.S. Immigration and Customs.

Strachan, 31, is accused of strong-arm rape of an adult female, according to Orange Beach Police. The assault happened in the 2400 block of Gulf Bay Road in Orange Beach.

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Christopher Russihi Strachan. Photo: Baldwin County Jail.

Police said they took the report on January 17 but didn’t have enough information to release to the public until January 29, when they announced he had already been arrested.

According to jail records, Strachan was living in a Gulf Shores apartment at the time of his arrest. However, the apartment complex confirmed to 1819 News that the person renting that apartment was a female, and she moved out on January 31.

Officials are unable to confirm the immigration status of a suspect until a conviction is reached. It is unclear if Strachan has an attorney. He is considered innocent until proven guilty.

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