Former Fox News Miami correspondent Orlando Salinas is being held in a Virginia jail on suspicion of rape.
Salinas, who worked in Miami for most of the 2000s until he was hired by a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, was arrested Tuesday and charged with forcible sodomy and rape, Virginia media report. He was indicted by a grand jury in connection with a Jan. 11 incident in Montgomery County.
Salinas, a native of the Roanoke area, left South Florida in 2012 to take a job at WDBJ as a street reporter.
Salinas, however, was fired in April for insubordination, according to published reports. Apparently, he didn’t want to abide by the station’s dress code, which includes a suit and tie for male reporters.
He had since obtained a real estate license and was selling homes.
In an interview late last year in a Roanoke newspaper, he admitted to having a brash and in-your-face style that rubbed some viewers the wrong way and didn’t garner him too many fans in TV management.
“Some of the most annoying people make the best reporters,” he said at the time.
Salinas is married, but his accuser, whose identity is being shielded from the public because of the nature of the crime, is not is wife.
Salinas is due in court for an arraignment Monday.