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Virginia man, 38, arrested for rape of girl, 12,

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PALMYRA, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Virginia man has been arrested and charged with the rape of as 12-year-old Palmyra girl.

Palmyra Borough Police said 38-year-old Roger Valdez of Arlington, Virginia, communicated with the girl online before picking her up on Monday. Police said he then took her to the Dutch Motel at 500 Main Street in Palmyra and had sex with her multiple times. 

The incident was reported to the police at 1:22 p.m. the next day.

Valdez has been charged with three counts of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a child under the age of 13, indecent assault of a child under the age of 13 and corruption of minors.

Palmyra police worked with the FBI and Arlington County Police to take Valdez into custody. He will be extradited to and prosecuted in Pennsylvania.

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