19-YEAR-OLD BEHIND BARS, FACING RAPE CHARGES AFTER DISCOVERY OF RELATIONSHIP WITH 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A 19-year-old is facing rape charges after being accused of having an ongoing intimate relationship with a 12-year-old girl.

Tuscaloosa Police were informed today that the 12-year-old victim and 19-year-old Mario Pablo Oritz were in a relationship, and the complainant told police the victim left her home in a vehicle with Oritz.

Police found the victim and suspect at a home in Tuscaloosa, and Oritz was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree rape and interference with custody, and was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a bond of $80,000.

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