A short time later, officers were back near the playground coordinating investigative efforts, when they said Vargas-Araujo and the girl appeared on the south side of the school. The police report said Vargas-Araujo was holding the girl's hand, and when she saw the officers, she ran toward them crying. According to investigators, the girl told them Vargas-Araujo raped her, grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head against the wall.
Police said they found Vargas-Araujo's boxers and shorts behind the storage shed. When detectives interviewed him, they said he admitted he had sex with the girl but that it was consensual. Vargas-Araujo faces charges of rape, kidnapping and battery.