Alleged rapist arraigned in court
An alleged rapist was arraigned in Jackson County Circuit Court Tuesday and Judge Timothy Barnack has ordered him held on $1 million bail.
42-year-old Edgar Leonel Perez-Izara is accused of stalking a 14-year-old girl when she was home alone at her Phoenix residence and then performing several sex crimes against her.
Authorities say Perez knew the girl from church and had been stalking her for an extended period of time.
Perez has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 17 at 4:00 p.m.