An exchange student from Guatemala is accused of raping an 11-year-old girl.
Victor M. Perez, 17, is a non-citizen from Guatemala who can’t speak English. He needed an interpreter during a hearing earlier this week.
Prosecutors said the rape happened in September, when the girl went to Perez’s room to watch a movie. According to court documents, he forced himself on the girl.
The case was reported after the girl’s mother noticed a major change in her daughter’s behavior at home.
Police arrested Perez at Anderson High School last week. It’s unclear if Perez is part of a school-sanctioned exchange program.
Other charges against him include criminal deviant conduct and child molestation.
The judge set a cash-only bond, characterizing Perez as a flight risk.
Teenage exchange student charged with raping girl, 11
Investigators said the teen raped the daughter of the Anderson family he was staying with.
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