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Harlingen Amber Alert suspect's mom facing charges

Agapita Rangel Galvan

The mother of a man jailed in an Harlingen Amber Alert case is now facing criminal charges of her own.

Harlingen police arrested Agapita "Pita" Rangel Galvan on a harboring a runaway charge around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators allege that Galvan allowed a 12-year-old girl at the center of an Amber Alert to stay at her East Madison Avenue apartment for several days last month.

Galvan's 34-year-old son Ernesto Galvan remains behind bars under enticing a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child charges.

Court records released in his case show that Ernesto Galvan and the girl had a sexual relationship.

The same records show that Agapita Galvan allowed the girl to stay at their apartment and even allowed her to hide in a bedroom when a police detective came by the house.

Agapita Galvan appeared before Harlingen Municipal Judge Travis Bence on Thursday morning where she received a $1,000 dollar bond.

If convicted, Agapita Galvan could face one year in jail and/or a $4,000 dollar fine.

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