A Las Vegas man is accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl he met through Snapchat.
George Duran, 25, was charged Tuesday with one count of sexual assault on a child and one count of enticing a child to participate in a sexual act, according to court records.
The teen, who was in eighth grade at the time, told police she met Duran through Snapchat in May 2021 and he picked her up from school to buy her alcohol and Xanax, according to a Department of Justice arrest report. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD) released Tuesday.
“Jay told (the victim) the pill would relax her and she took it,” detectives wrote in the report after interviewing the victim.
The girl said she believes she was raped because of the state of her clothes when she woke up and the messages Duran sent her later, she told police.
The victim told police she wanted to get Duran’s license plate number before reporting the assault to police, so she agreed to meet with him again in June and told him she wanted to drive around looking for a party. She reported that he sexually assaulted her again that night.
“Jay told (the victim) that he wanted to go out with her, but also said that he couldn’t tell anyone,” detectives wrote.
Investigators who reviewed Duran’s phone records discovered that he was using Snapchat to send illicit photos and messages with several other girls who told him they were between the ages of 13 and 18.
When he was arrested on May 6, Duran admitted to having sex with the 13-year-old girl, but claimed it was consensual.
He is being held on $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on May 25. If he posts bail, Justice of the Peace Diana Sullivan ordered a high-level ankle check; she is also prohibited from using social media and is not allowed to speak to anyone under the age of 18, according to court records.