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      Affidavit: Man meets child online before molesting her on rural road

      Markus Anthony Flores // Cameron County Jail

      A man is behind bars after he allegedly took a child to a back road and had sexual contact with her, court records show.

      Cameron County Sheriff's Department deputies charged Markus Anthony Flores with sexual assault of a child on Monday.

      Court records alleged that Flores met the 15-year-old girl on Facebook and picked the girl up at her house back in November.

      The two went out to Cantu Road where Flores allegedly raped her.

      The girl reportedly told Flores "no" but he still continued while they were in his car.

      Flores dropped the girl off on a road near her home and drove off.

      The girl's mother made a complaint with the Santa Rosa Police Department but the case was turned over the to the Cameron County Sheriff's Department because the crime happened outside city limits.

      According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Action 4 News, Flores allegedly admitted he knew the age of the girl.

      The victim underwent a medical forensic examination after the alleged rape.

      Flores appeared before Judge Alfredo Padilla and was issued a $50,000 for the sexual assault charge.

      Action 4 News does not identify victims of sexual abuse or rape.