Arrest made in rape of 12 year-old girl in Palmyra


A man wanted for raping a 12 year old girl in Palmyra in April is in police custody in Virginia. Roger Valdez, 38, of Arlington, Virginia, is accused of rape of a child less than 13 years old, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a child less than 13 years old and corruption of minors.

Police say Valdez communicated with the 12 year-old girl online. He picked her up on April 27th and took her to the Dutch Motel in Palmyra. Police say he had sex with the victim multiple times. The victim reported it to police the next day.

Valdez was tracked down with assistance from the FBI and the Arlington County Police Department. He will be extradited to Pennsylvania for prosecution.