Cary man held on child-sex charges dating as far back as 2002

From staff reportsMarch 6, 2013 

Francisco Vasquez-Garcia

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— Police have charged a 44-year-old man with two counts of first-degree rape, four counts of statutory rape and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Francisco Vasquez-Garcia was being held at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $6.1 million bail.

In an arrest report, police said Vasquez-Garcia lives at 202 Hickory St. in the McSwain Mobile Home Park and works as a cook at a restaurant.

The first-degree rape charges both involve the same girl when she was younger than 13.

One count says the offense occurred between 2002 and the beginning of 2010, and the other cites 2006 through the end of 2009.

Cary police also alleged four counts of statutory rape or sexual offense under a section of the law that specifies a victim is 13 to 15 years old.

The two counts of taking indecent liberties cite a different girl and say one incident happened between Sept. 1 and New Year’s and the other during January.

In addition to the bail set by a magistrate, Vasquez-Garcia was ordered held for a check of his immigration status.

Papers filed with the charges say he was arrested on the Texas-Mexico border on a charge of being in the country illegally and that he is from El Salvador.

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