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Suspect held in possible rape of girl, 11

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Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2008 12:45 am | Updated: 9:29 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A family friend of an 11-year-old girl who was possibly raped, impregnated and infected with a sexually transmitted disease was arrested Friday after police identified him as a suspect.

Enrique Jacobo-Valdez, 18, was taken into Maricopa County sheriff’s custody after he tried to flee from the girl’s home near Buckeye as police responded to a call from the child’s grandmother. In the phone call, the grandmother claimed she found the child locked in a bedroom, police say.

Jacobo-Valdez had a warrant out for his arrest on unrelated drug charges and is in the country illegally.

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