UPDATE: Suspect in Missing Alert Charged with Statutory Rape
Griselda Cibrian, 14, of Glennville, was reported missing Sunday afternoon and was last seen with Raymundo Aranda-Parra, 24, of Norcross.
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.
Raymundo Aranda-Parra has been charged with Interference with Custody and Statutory Rape. He is being transferred from the Norcross Police Department to the Gwinnett County Detention Center where he will be held without bond.
Norcross Police say Griselda Cibrian, the 14-year-old from Glennville who was reported missing Sunday afternoon and found in Norcross on Monday morning, went voluntarily with 24-year-old Raymundo Aranda-Parra. Her leaving was not an abduction.
The investigation so far has indicated that Cibrian and Aranda-Parra have had an online relationship for seven months, Sgt. Bill Grogan of Norcross PD said during a press conference. The Sunday incident was their third time meeting in person.
Aranda-Parra picked up Cibrian in Glennville and took her to his residence in the city of Norcoss, according to Grogan. Police did not disclose the exact location because they expect to execute search warrants over the next few hours, but he is renting the home.
He then took her to a hotel, possibly two hotels, police said.
While at the Knights Inn at 5122 Brook Hollow Parkway, she made a phone call to her parents saying that she wanted to go home. Norcross Police were notified around 8:20 a.m., and she was found in the hotel. Aranda-Parra was not in the hotel room, but he was found about an hour later. Both are still at the Norcross Police Department being questioned as part of the investigation, and both are being cooperative, according to Grogan.
Even though this incident started in Glendale County, Norcross Police say they are the department to issue any charges if there are any.
"Without a doubt, we'll be charging him with interference with custody, at a minimum," Grogan said, adding that Aranda-Parra knew that she was reported missing. Grogan could not discuss any other possible charges that police may be considering.
Police are still investigating many aspects of the case, too, such as how Aranda-Parra was able to pick up Cibrian and bring her to Norcross, and why she changed her mind about staying with him in the hotel.
Glendale Police is coordinating to get someone to the Norcross Police Department to pick her up after she's done being questioned by Norcross. After Aranda-Parra is finished with questioning, he will probably be taken to Gwinnett County Jail, according to Grogan.
Police say the vehicle Aranda-Parra took, a black 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, was actually not stolen but borrowed from his employer in the construction business.
Aranda-Parra and Cibrian apparently met through the website MocoSpace.com, where she told him she was 19 and he told her he was 24, said Grogan.