[Ed. – Even as the debate rages on….]
An undocumented immigrant is accused of raping a 13-year-old non-verbal girl at her home, but the suspect’s defense attorney claims police arrested the wrong man.
Reynaldo Mora, 41, of Bethesda, is currently charged with sex abuse of a minor, plus two counts of second-degree rape.
In February, the victim’s family asked Mora to babysit the special needs girl, and her two siblings, at their Kensington home. During that visit, Mora allegedly forced the victim to have sexual intercourse with him in a bedroom.
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Police note the victim is only able to communicate with “gestures and writing” and has the “intellect of a first grader.”
In mid-April, the victim took an in-home pregnancy test, which came back positive. Her aunt brought her to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville for further testing. Medical staff confirmed she was 11-weeks pregnant at that time. The victim would later tell investigators that Mora was the father of the unborn child.