ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Mexican man who’s illegally in the U.S. took a teenage girl against her will from Texas to Georgia for sex.
A court filing says 24-year-old Andres Castaneda-Guzman went to a party in Terrell, Texas, for the girl’s upcoming 15th birthday. Around 1 a.m. on Sept. 3, he offered to drive her to meet friends.
Castaneda-Guzman instead drove her to Georgia, where he had lived until August. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say he then took her to a hotel in Stockbridge and forced her to have sex with him.
A court filing says that after learning police were looking for him, Castaneda-Guzman put the teen in a taxi to return her to her family.
A lawyer for Castaneda-Guzman didn’t immediately respond Tuesday to an email seeking comment.