A 19-year-old man was arrested after being found in bed with a 12-year-old girl in North Charleston Tuesday, according to a police report.
Ronald Enrique Salgado of Alston Avenue is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Salgado lives in the same apartment complex as the girl. Her mother went into her room early Tuesday morning, found the two naked in her bed and called police, according to the report.
Salgado told police he and the girl only hugged. He said his parents were fighting and he wanted to get away, according to the report.
Police said Salgado is a documented gang member and they notified Homeland Security. The girl was taken to Medical University Hospital for evaluation.
Salgado was being held in the Charleston County Jail on $50,000 bail Tuesday.
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