A 19-year-old man, who authorities believe is in the U.S. illegally, has been arrested for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl.

On February 23rd, Moore County Department of Social Services notified the sheriff’s office about a 12-year-old girl who’d been sexually assaulted by an unknown 19-year-old male.

Gustavo Luis Perez had recently moved to the area. He was arrested in connection with the sexual assault on March 17th.

He was charged with one count of felony statutory rape and one count of felony indecent liberties with a minor.

He’s now being held in the Moore County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.