Harlingen man holds down suspect who allegedly raped his mother

Juan Jorge-Eguina Martinez // Harlingen Police Department Photo

A Harlingen rape suspect is behind bars after being held down by the victim's son until police arrived at the scene.

Harlingen police arrested 28-year-old Juan Jorge-Eguina Martinez at a home off Bourbon Street early Thursday morning.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Martinez was watching movies at the southside home with a group of people.

One woman left the house and a woman who lived at the house went to bed.

Martinez allegedly followed that woman to her bedroom and forced her into sexual activity.

The woman escaped and ran to her 23-year-old son's bedroom.

Investigators said the son held Martinez down until police officers arrived at the scene.

Martinez appeared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Thursday morning where he was issued a $30,000 dollar bond.