VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office responded to information given about a missing 13-year-old girl Thursday night.
The girl had been last seen on Tuesday, July 7th in Florida and was reported missing to the city’s local Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office had obtained information that the 13-year-old juvenile may be at a residence located in the 66000 Block of 48th Avenue, in Hartford Township.
It was reported that she was possibly with a male suspect. Officials conducted an investigation inside this home and found the missing 13-year-old girl. 23-year-old Aurelio Hernandez-Gomez of Chiapas, Mexico was found hiding inside the residence by law enforcement officers.
Investigators discovered that the male suspect had allegedly sexually assaulted the young girl while at the home.
Deputies reported that the suspect told them that he entered the United States illegally. (read more)