SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Mexican man living illegally in Springdale is accused of raping an 11-year-old girl.
Luis Mario Rodriguez-Torres, 21, was arrested Saturday (July 28) in connection with rape — a Class Y felony.
The girl said Rodriguez-Torres contacted her through Snapchat and asked her to meet him. When she did, Rodriguez-Torres wouldn’t let her leave and then raped her, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Benton County sheriff’s deputies later used Snapchat to track Rodriguez-Torres to the Cave Springs area, where he was arrested.
Deputies learned Rodriguez-Torres, a framer for the housing industry, had also used Snapchat to ask other underage girls for nude photos, according to the affidavit.
Deputies confirmed Rodriguez-Torres was living in Northwest Arkansas illegally through the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a national computer system operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Rodriguez-Torres was being held Tuesday (July 31) at the Benton County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Sept. 4 in Benton County Circuit Court.
Class Y felonies are the most serious crimes in Arkansas not punishable by death. A person convicted of a Class Y felony could face life in prison.