Raymundo Aranda-Parra (Gwinnett County Mugs)
NORCROSS, Ga. -- A 24-year-old man has been charged with Statutory Rape and Interference with Custody after police say he took off with a 14-year-old girl.
Raymundo Aranda-Parra is being held without bond in Gwinnett County.
The teen, whose name is being redacted due to her age and the nature of the charges against Aranda-Parra, was found safe in Norcross Monday morning.
Over the weekend the GBI issued a Levi's Call, Georgia's version of an Amber Alert, after the teen disappeared from her Glennville, Ga. home. Initially, Glennville Police said the teen was abducted by a man who was considered armed and dangerous.
On Monday, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said the teen willingly left with Aranda-Parra. Norcross Police said the two met in a MocoSpace chat room and carried on a seven-month relationship. Authorities said the two may have met in person before and that the 14-year-old initially said she was 19.
Bankhead said when Aranda-Parra showed up at the girl's home on Saturday, her parents tried to drive him away, but she hopped in his pickup truck and left with him.
Authorities believed the two were heading to Atlanta over the weekend. Using cell phone technology, investigators tracked down Aranda-Parra's employer in Gwinnett County and found out the truck actually belonged to his employer.
Investigators said the girl called her dad after seeing media coverage about her disappearance and said she wanted to go home.
Norcross Police arranged to meet her at the Knights Inn on Brookhollow Parkway, near Interstate 85 Monday morning. Employees there said the girl and Aranda-Para checked in Sunday afternoon.
Both of them were taken the the Norcross Police station Monday, where Aranda-Parra was charged. There was no bond for the statutory rape charge.