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Lee deputies charge man, 29, with raping girl, 11

Posted July 11, 2008 11:14 p.m. EDT
Updated July 14, 2008 3:44 p.m. EDT

— Lee County sheriff's deputies Friday secured an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old Sanford man who they say raped an 11-year-old girl, who gave birth to a baby in January.

Jesus Mendez Hernandez , whose last know address was 294 Peters Lane in Sanford, is wanted for  first-degree rape of a child and other charges, deputies said in a statement.

Hernandez reportedly has left Lee County, they said.

The case began Jan. 13, when deputies got a report that an 11-year-old had given birth at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, they said.