Aurelio Hernandez-Gomez, photo by the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, via WTSP
An illegal alien kidnapped a 13-year-old girl from Polk County, Florida last week and was found with her in a house in Michigan, according to police.
Aurelio Hernandez-Gomez, 23, was captured by law enforcement in Van Buren County, Michigan. He reportedly told police he is an illegal alien from Chiapas, Mexico, according to The Ledger.
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“After obtaining the information in NCIC, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched the residence about 8:15 p.m. Thursday and found the 13-year-old girl and Hernandez-Gomez, who was inside hiding.
“Van Buren deputies think Hernandez-Gomez sexually assaulted the girl while she was at his home. The victim was placed in the custody of Michigan Children’s Protective Services, and arrangements have been made for her to be reunited with her parents in Florida, according to a Van Buren Sheriff’s Office release.
“Hernandez-Gomez told Van Buren deputies that he entered the United States illegally and is originally from Chiapas, Mexico, according to a release. The Van Buren release stated that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was notified.
“He was arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges, a Polk County warrant for kidnapping and interference with child custody, and taken to the Van Buren County Jail, where he is being held on no bond.