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U.S. man facing kidnapping, rape charges after Edmonton girl found in Oregon

The thirteen-year-old who went missing from Edmonton was found in Oregon, U.S. by police on July 2nd, after a nine-day search. A 41-year-old man was arrested and faces child luring charges – Sarah Chew reports.

Editor’s Note: Edmonton Police Services and Oregon police have confirmed the suspect’s age to be 40-years-old, not 41-years-old per initial releases

A 40-year-old suspect will be charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse and rape in connection with the missing Edmonton teenager who was found in Oregon on Saturday, according to Oregon City police.

BACKGROUND: Missing 13-year-old found in Oregon; 40-year-old man facing child luring charges

On Saturday, Edmonton police said the suspect would be charged with child luring.

Sgt. Matt Paschall with the Oregon City police department confirmed to CityNews that suspect Noah Madrano was arrested in Oregon City on Saturday morning around 4:46 a.m.

Madrano was taken to the Clackamas County Jail on state charges. He is expected to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court for arraignment after the July 4 weekend.

The 13-year-old Edmonton girl was missing for more than a week when she was found in Oregon on Saturday morning.

The teenager had been missing since June 24 after she took the bus to Killarney Junior High School, but did not enter the school.

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Police believe there was online communication between the victim and suspect on at least one social media platform prior to June 24.

When Edmonton police investigators found the suspect was outside of Canada, commanding officers worked with the FBI and Oregon police to coordinate the arrest.

“Early Saturday morning FBI Portland assisted in the arrest of 40-year-old Noah Madrano for allegedly luring a 13-year-old girl from Canada to the U.S.,” the FBI told CityNews in a statement. “The girl was recovered in Oregon City, OR. The man is currently being held on state charges out of Oregon City Police.”

EPS officers believe the suspect was in Mission, B.C. for about three or four days following the teen’s disappearance.

Edmonton police say it could take a few days before their next update regarding the case.

“Since there are multiple agencies involved who must complete their own investigations, we do not have any updates that we can provide at this time,” EPS told CityNews. “Once we are able to confirm charges, we will let the public and media know.”

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