Harlingen man arrested for sexual assault of 8 year-old girl

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POSTED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 3:42pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 8:34am

Police arrested a man after a grandmother reported a possible sexual activity between a man and her granddaughter.

On January 28, 2013 the grandmother filed a report with the Harlingen Police Department concerning an adult male having sexual activity with her 8 year-old granddaughter.

The grandmother identified the male suspect as Johnnie Raper Jr., 36, her daughter's boyfriend, and through the investigation, based on the evidence, witness and victim statements it was determined that Raper had unlawful sexual contact with the young girl.

An arrest warrant was issued for Raper on the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child. On Wednesday, June 5, the U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Raper at a residence on the 900 block of Live Oak Circle.

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