Officers were still investigating this case, when Vargas-Araujo was arrested on Sunday for taking a 13-year-old girl from a school playground and raping her. He was already out on bond when police re-arrested him on the new charges Tuesday.
According to investigators, Vargas-Araujo is also a self-admitted gang member. His new charges include possession of drug paraphernalia, knowingly providing alcohol to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Due to these two arrests involving juveniles within a time span of just a few weeks, detectives say they are requesting a high bond for Vargas-Araujo.
To see the original article about Vargas-Araujo's first arrest on rape and kidnapping charges, click here.