A man in Maryland has been arrested on a rape charge after meeting a 13-year-old girl on social media. According to The Washington Post, 21-year-old Ebenezer Berry Jr. was caught with the teen at a motel by her family. Authorities believe that they had been corresponding on Instagram and Snapchat since 2016.
Berry Jr. picked the girl up from her home and they engaged in sex acts at the Extended Stay America Hotel in Germantown. She apparently left home and told her parents her whereabouts, which is how they were able to find her. Police say that this was not the first meet-up, and Berry Jr. knew the age of the girl.
Authorities arrested the man on Thursday. He has been charged with one count of second-degree rape and is being held in jail without bond.
Police are asking the public's help in finding any other victims.
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