Man wanted for rape, attempted murder arrested near Chambersburg

A man wanted for the rape and attempted murder of a 14-year-girl in Puerto Rico has been arrested in Franklin County.

Juan Carlos Torres-Melendez, 33, was taken into custody without incident Friday at a restaurant in Guilford Township, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Authorities said Torres-Melendez, formerly of Puerto Rico, on May 19 lured the teen to a place where he sexually assaulted her and stabbed her 17 times.

The victim, said to be a girlfriend of Torres-Melendez, was left for dead but survived, authorities said.

He fled Puerto Rico shortly after he was charged with attempt homicide, aggravated assault, sexual aggression, and weapons offenses.

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