Man accused of molesting 13-year-old surrenders to police

silvestre orpeza-balderas

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – An accused child molester surrendered himself to Franklin police Thursday afternoon.

Police said Silvestre Orpeza-Balderas turned himself into authorities at the Williamson County Courthouse.

The 35-year-old man is accused of accused of having sex with a 13-year-old family friend.

Initially police were afraid that Orpeza-Balderas was going to try to flee to Mexico.

He is charged with aggravated statutory rape and remains jailed on a $250,000 bond.

Additional charges are possible.

Orpeza-Balderas is due in court Aug. 27.


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