Columbus Police Arrest Kidnapping, Rape Suspect

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Columbus Police have arrested a man accused of kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl in east Columbus.

Police say 27-year-old Gilbert Montanez forced the girl into a boarded up apartment building in the 3500 block of Rand Circle on Friday morning.

Officers say Montanez then sexually assaulted the girl.

After the assault, patrol officers were directed to the building where they arrested Montanez.

He faces kidnapping and rape charges.

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