Man accused of traveling more than 300 miles to NC, raping 15-year-old girl

Man accused of traveling more than 300 miles to NC, raping 15-year-old girl
(Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating after they say a man from Maryland drove to North Carolina to have sex with a teenage girl he met on Facebook.

Deputies said they were called to a Goldsboro home on New Year’s Day after the 15-year-old girl’s mother found her inside the house with a strange man, according to our news partner WCTI.

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Alejandro Hernandez had been in contact with the teen on Facebook and drove more than 300 miles overnight from Maryland to North Carolina.

Hernandez has been charged with statutory rape and is in jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

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