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Pelham police discuss Huntsville man charged with rape, missing girl found safe

Rodrigo Chagolla Ortega

The suspect is facing charges in multiple jurisdictions.

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 2:08 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2020 2:10 PM

The Pelham Police Department held a conference Friday about a Huntsville man charged with rape in connection to an Alabama teen.

Rodrigo Ortega is facing charges in multiple jurisdictions after authorities say he was found with a missing teen in Huntsville on Thursday. The 13-year-old girl was reported missing from Pelham on Tuesday.

Multiple agencies, including the FBI, are working together on this case. Investigators haven't released a motive.

Right now, Ortega is still in the Madison County Jail. The teen is back with her family.

You can read more about Ortega’s arrest here.

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