Posted on April 14, 2017

Accused Child Rapist Caught at Airport When Flight is Delayed by Storms

Ellen Eldridge, Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 13, 2017

A 19-year-old man accused of raping a minor in Maryland on April 4 was arrested the next day when his plane landed in Atlanta, officials said.

Sergio Morales Soto was trying to get to Guatemala on April 5 before being arrested on six felony charges aboard a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Channel 2 Action News reported.

But severe storms caused flight delays and gave authorities time to catch up to Soto, the news station reported.

Local agents transferred Soto from Clayton County back to Maryland, where he will face charges of child abuse and rape.