13-year-old girlfriend lands Brownsville man behind bars

Juan Francisco Saucedo // Brownsville Police Department Photo

A Brownsville man is facing criminal charges after being accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl that he claimed was his "girlfriend."

Brownsville police arrested Juan Francisco Saucedo on aggravted sexual assault of a child and harboring a runaway charges on Wednesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the 13-year-old girl ran away from back on April 9th.

Police found the girl at Saucedo's home on the 2600 block of East 2600 Street and returned her to her mother.

But Saucedo remained at large until he was located on the 3300 block of Nafta Parkway on Wednesday.

Police learned that Saucedo and the girl had a sexual relationship.