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14-year-old student accuses man of rape

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police arrested a Lawrenceville man this week after a female student told middle school officials he'd raped her, authorities said.

Gwinnett police served a warrant Thursday on Victor Mejia-Paz, 40, after he neglected to meet with an investigator, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said.

He faces a single count of felony rape for allegedly sexually assaulting the 14-year-old, a family member who attends Richards Middle School, Spellman said.

The incident happened Feb. 18, but the girl only recently came forward to school officials, authorities said.

Mejia-Paz remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond, awaiting a probable cause hearing.