Va. man jailed in Pa. for rape of Palmyra girl

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A Virginia man arrested for the rape of a 12-year-old Palmyra girl has been returned to Pennsylvania to face charges in the case.

Roger Valdez, 38, of Arlington, was preliminarily arraigned Thursday on charges including rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors, according to Palmyra police.

He was then sent to Lebanon County Prison on $1.5 million bail.

Police said Valdez met the girl online and on April 27 traveled from Virginia to her home, then took her to a motel in the borough where he allegedly had sex with her multiple times.

He was arrested in Virginia last week.

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