Florence man faces rape charge after allegedly transporting out-of-state teen to Alabama

Florence man faces rape charge after allegedly transporting out-of-state teen to Alabama
Published: Dec. 22, 2022 at 9:41 AM CST
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FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - A 23-year-old Florence man is facing rape and sex act charges after he allegedly brought a 15-year-old girl from Florida to Alabama.

According to a spokesperson with the Florence Police Department, Hermelindo Hor Cucul was arrested as officers were attempting to locate a Florida juvenile who was previously reported missing. Authorities believe the two were in a sexual relationship after Hor Cucul traveled to Florida to retrieve her.

He was charged with statutory rape and traveling to meet a child for unlawful sex acts.

Hor Cucul was booked at the Lauderdale County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.