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Glennville man faces statutory rape chage
Suspect posed as teen to enrol in school
1016 Badillo-Jimenez
Javier Badillo-Jimenez - photo by Garden City Police photo
Long County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Ty Smith said Francisco Javier Badillo-Jimenez, 22, of Glennville has been charged with statutory rape in connection with the disappearance of a 13-year-old Long County girl last weekend.
The teen was reported missing Friday by her mother when she did not come home after school.  
The Georgia Crime Information Center issued an alert with the girl’s photo and she was found Saturday by the Garden City Police Department.
According to Garden City Police Cpt. Al Jelinski, the teenage girl’s father received information about his daughter’s location and passed the tip on to police.
Jelinski said Garden City officers showed up at a residence Saturday morning where they found Jimenez and the girl.  
Jimenez was arrested and taken into custody. The teen was returned to her father later that day.
Jimenez faces charges of statutory rape, child molestation, kidnapping and aiding and abetting in the delinquency of a minor. Jelinski said the suspect and the girl were distant relatives.
Smith said Jimenez also has been charged by the Long County Sheriff’s Department with false statements made by writing after he posed as a 17-year-old and falsely enrolled in Long County High School. The crime is a felony.
Smith said he interviewed the teen, and she said she was not kidnapped, but went with Jimenez voluntarily.

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