Florida teen faces sex charge involving minor

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By Kayla Vaughn

A Florida man was arrested last week for criminal sexual conduct with a young girl in Lancaster.
Elijah Manuel Vargas, 19, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The victim was a 12-year-old girl from Lancaster, whose parents quickly reported the incident to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
Doug Barfield, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said local authorities handed the investigation over to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

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