Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A man wanted in Lexington County has been arrested in Fort Worth, Texas on charges that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

Luis Gerardo Montiel, 21, of Lexington was arrested in Texas last Friday. He's charged with with four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a child.

Lexington County deputies say he sexually assaulted the victim on four occasions between February 28 and April 15. Deputies say Montiel told the victim not to discuss the assaults with anyone because he could be arrested. The girl's mother reported the assaults in May.

Deputies say after they started investigating, Montiel fled to Fort Worth where he has relatives and friends.

Montiel has waived extradition and will be brought back to Lexington County to face charges.

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