AIKEN COUNTY, SC (The Augusta Chronicle) – A North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday in Aiken County for sexual assault on a minor and helping her run away.
Andres Cao, 23, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, criminal sexual conduct with a minor and criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the third degree. According to arrest warrants, Cao sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in November 2018 in an attempt to coerce the victim.
In April, the now 16-year-old girl went with Cao to an unknown location in North Carolina without parental consent.
According to the incident report, the girl’s parents believe Cao was also providing drugs to their daughter. Cao is described as the girl’s boyfriend in the incident report.
Cao is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.