Del. teen charged with raping girl, 5

September 22, 2009 11:59:45 AM PDT
New Castle County police have charged a 16-year-old with raping a five-year-old girl he was baby-sitting. Carmen Mendez of Woodland Heights surrendered to authorities on Monday. He is charged with first-degree rape and is being held on $30,000 secured bail.

Police were called by the victim's mother late last month. Police say Mendez took the girl into a closet at her home and sexually assaulted her.

Mendez went missing for three weeks before turning himself in on Monday.

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