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A Missouri mother allegedly witnessed a 50-year-old man raping her teen daughter and intervened to stop the attack, according to court documents.
Marco Haro, 50, is now facing statutory rape, three counts of kidnapping, and three counts of armed criminal action for the alleged incident, which took place at a Chesterfield home on Sunday, October 27, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Authorities say the mother saw Haro raping her 14-year-old daughter and was somehow able to stop the attack, according to charging documents obtained by the local paper. It’s not clear what the woman did to intervene.
But when the woman, her daughter, and the teen’s grandmother, who was also in the home, tried to flee, Haro allegedly blocked the door and held the women at knifepoint, local station KSDK reports.
The women were able to safely escape the home after police arrived at the scene.
Haro was arrested and taken to jail on Monday. He’s being held without bail.
Haro is reportedly not a U.S. citizen and has already been deported from the United States on two previous occasions.
“I believe that the defendant, who is not a U.S. citizen, is at risk for not appearing in court because there has been an immigration detainer issued by the Department of Homeland Security,” police wrote in a probable cause statement obtained by Fox News.
A spokesman from the Chesterfield police department told the news outlet that investigators are now trying to determine whether Haro may have been involved in any other attacks.
Police declined to discuss any further details of the case, citing the continuing investigation.
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