Real Stories Project

05/06/10: Man, 23, meets 14 year old

Web Posted: 02/09/2010 4:16 CST
By Eva Ruth Moravec

San Antonio police arrested an Indiana man early Tuesday suspected of sexually assaulting a teenager after the pair fled the teen's home in Albany, Ga.

Enrique Miguel Deluna, 23, was held in Bexar County Jail on a sexual assault of a child charge. His bond was set at $50,000.

Police tracked Deluna and a 14-year-old girl to an apartment in the 3700 block of East Commerce Street, where the pair had reportedly stayed for several days. The teen's parents reported her missing on Feb. 2, according to Albany police.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated the pair met on the online social Web site MySpace. She told police she and Deluna developed a relationship and that the two exchanged photos and text messages. Deluna arrived at the teen's Georgia home and then they boarded a bus to San Antonio, where they stayed with Deluna's cousin, the affidavit stated.

According to Albany police, the teen was safe in San Antonio and her parents were notified.