BOARDMAN - A 27-year-old man from Irrigon was arrested Wednesday and charged with the kidnap and rape of a 13-year-old girl.

According to Boardman police Chief Mark Calbick, the victim did not know her attacker.

Fransisco Bernal, 27, of Utah Street in Irrigon, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and other sex crimes, Calbick said.

The incident was reported at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the suspect was arrested at about 4 p.m. after being picked up at his place of employment and brought in for questioning.

Both Boardman police and the Morrow County Sheriff's office worked on the case, which is still under investigation, Calbick said.

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