ROCKINGHAM, NC – On December 15, deputies arrested Santos Carmen Flores, 47, after he allegedly abducted a girl, drove her to a remote location and sexually assaulted her.
After getting the victim in his car, Flores took her cell phone and and restrained her, according to court documents.
Flores then found a secluded dirt road, where he reportedly assaulted her.
The 17-year-old was rescued by two good Samaritans.
The Richmond County Daily Journal reported:
After turning down a dirt road and stopping the vehicle, Flores allegedly said to the victim that he wouldn’t hurt her and that he only wanted oral sex, according to court documents. Flores then got into the passenger seat and allegedly attempted to force the victim into a sex act, according to court documents.
Seeing Flores’ vehicle parked on their property, two individuals allegedly approached the vehicle and witnessed the victim moving, screaming and attempting to escape, according to court documents. After the victim ran to the two individuals, Flores allegedly fled the area in the vehicle, and the two individuals took the victim to report the incident to the Sheriff’s Office deputy on duty in Ellerbe, according to court documents.
Flores has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, attempted forced sexual offense and larceny. He is currently being held at the Richmond County Jail.
His next court appearance is scheduled for January 26.