Man captured in Mexico guilty of Ohio child rape

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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- A man captured in Mexico last year has been found guilty in the 2005 attack of a 9-year-old Ohio girl who told police she was snatched from her bicycle and repeatedly raped.

Assistant prosecutor Jennifer Muench-McElfresh (MINCH'-mick-EL-fresh) says the Butler County jury deliberated about three hours before finding Alfredo Lopez Cruz guilty Wednesday of one count of kidnapping and four counts of rape.

The now-teenage girl testified that Lopez Cruz grabbed her off her bicycle, took her inside a house and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. She said he also hit her in the face and that she ran home naked after he fell asleep.

The attorney for Lopez Cruz did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Mexican and U.S. authorities worked together to take Lopez Cruz into custody in Mexico City.