NORCROSS — A cautionary tale for parents played out this weekend between Glennville and Norcross, but ended when police found a missing 14-year-old girl at a local motel.
An Amber Alert was issued this weekend after Griselda Cibrian was reported missing by her parents in Glennville. On Monday morning, Norcross Police Sgt. Bill Grogan said officers found her unharmed at a Knights Inn motel at 5122 Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross.
The man who picked up Cibrian from her home in a borrowed truck from his employer, Norcross resident Raymundo Aranda-Parra, 24, was not in the room, Grogan said, but later was arrested by Norcross Police and charged with interference with custody, a felony, and statutory rape.
Grogan said Monday afternoon that Aranda-Parra, who works in construction, was transferred from the Norcross Police Department to the Gwinnett County Detention Center where he will be held without bond.
Grogan said at a Monday afternoon press conference that police believe Aranda-Parra knew before Monday morning that Cibrian was reported as missing to police. With that knowledge, Aranda-Parra transported Cibrian between the hotel and his residence, Grogan said.
Cibrian left Glennville voluntarily on Saturday afternoon, Grogan said, and both Aranda-Parra and Cibrian have been cooperative with police.
Grogan said the two have had a seven-month relationship, which began through the social networking website Mocospace.com. Cibrian presented herself as a 19 years old, while Aranda-Parra presented himself as 24.
The weekend interaction was the third time they had seen each other, Grogan said, but first when they had traveled together.
Grogan said Glennville Police were expected to transport Cibrian back to Glennville on Monday.
“She just wants to get home,” Grogan said.
Grogan said Cibrian’s parents had previously taken her cell phone away from her, but Cibrian had borrowed a friend’s phone to communicate with Aranda-Parra.
Throughout the weekend, Cibrian’s parents had been in contact with police in Glennville and Norcross, Grogan said.
“Unfortunately, this is the era that we live in with technology,” Grogan said. “I don’t know how you prevent someone who is under the legal limit to interact with someone above the legal limit with the technology that we have today.”
Grogan said Norcross Police deals with this type of incident about twice a year, but had never encountered it five years ago.