RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is facing multiple charges in the disappearance of a 12-year-old Maryland girl who was found days after vanishing.
Officials say 32-year-old Victor Yanez Arroyo of Raleigh was arrested late Friday or early Saturday and charged with kidnapping and first-degree rape.
The sixth-grade girl was last seen Tuesday morning when she left for school. Police said the girl had a history of communicating with men through email, texting and online apps but couldn't confirm she had such contacts in the last few weeks.
Spokeswoman Patty McQuillan of the N.C. Department of Public Safety said an Alcohol Law Enforcement agent arrested Arroyo. Arroyo also was charged with a probation violation in connection with a 2007 conviction for assault on a female.
It wasn't clear if Arroyo has an attorney.