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.