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Racine man, 25, allegedly raped 13-year-old after chatting with her on Facebook, Snapchat
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Racine man, 25, allegedly raped 13-year-old after chatting with her on Facebook, Snapchat

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RACINE — A 25-year-old Racine man has been charged with allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl repeatedly in October and November.

Miguel A. Joubert Vazquez, of the 1300 block of 11th Street, faces one felony count of repeated sexual assault of a child, four felony counts of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, one felony count of strangulation and suffocation, one felony count of physical abuse of a child and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

According to the criminal complaint: Vazquez began chatting with the girl via Facebook Messenger on Oct. 26. He then began contacting her over Snapchat because he reportedly believed police were monitoring his Facebook account. He reportedly picked her up that day, drove to a parking lot in Mount Pleasant and raped her.

The second encounter happened Nov. 5, the same day Vazquez was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

The girl learned Vazquez was 25 that day, not 19 as he had allegedly told her before.

The girl confronted Vazquez about his age, and he allegedly responded by demanding she perform oral sex. She refused and he choked her; afterwards, Vazquez told the girl she “needed to start acting right,” according to the complaint.

When Vazquez dropped the girl off at her apartment, she was locked out. She got back in Vazquez’s car. He drove her to a place near Red Apple School, 914 St. Patrick St., and again allegedly had sex with her.

Another time, Vazquez drove the girl to another Mount Pleasant parking lot and reportedly had sex with her. The fourth and final time, he allegedly grabbed her head and forced her to perform a sexual act.

The girl walked into the Racine Police Department on Nov. 26 and reported the alleged crimes.

Vazquez remained in custody at the Racine County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon, records show. He made an initial court appearance Monday, during which a $100,000 cash bond was set. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11.

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