SALT LAKE CITY — A documented gang member currently facing federal drug and firearms charges was charged Monday in state court with raping a teenage girl.
Daniel "D-Mac" Silva, 27, of Salt Lake City, is charged in 3rd District Court with rape and forcible sodomy, both first-degree felonies, and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony.
In February 2018, a 14-year-old girl and her friend were picked up by Silva at a convenience store near the girls' school. Silva then provided alcohol and marijuana to the girl, dropped off her friend and took the teen to his house, according to charging documents.
In the house, Silva led the girl to his bedroom, according to police. When the girl said she was not comfortable with that, he told her "he did not care and forced himself on her," the charges state.Comment on this story
The next morning, the girl was sexually assaulted again, according to the charges. Silva later dropped her off at Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City.
"When she was dropped off, the defendant had a gun on his lap and told (the girl) not to tell anyone his name," the charges state.
Silva is currently in the Salt Lake County Jail awaiting his court proceedings on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and two other drug distribution cases, according to court records.