ROBBINS, NC (WNCN) – A 19-year-old Moore County man who authorities believe to be in the U.S. illegally was arrested for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, the sheriff’s office said.
On Feb. 23, Moore County Department of Social Services alerted the sheriff’s office about a 12-year-old girl who had been sexually assaulted by an unknown 19-year-old man.
The suspect had recently moved to the area. The sheriff’s office said the suspect is believed to be in the U.S. illegally.
On March 17, Gustavo Luis Perez, 19, of Robbins, was arrested in connection with the sexual assault.
Perez was charged with one count of felony statutory rape and one count of felony indecent liberties with a minor.
He is being held at the Moore County Detention Center under a $150,000.