Crime

Plano kidnapping suspect accused of having sex with 16-year-old

Enrique Gutierrez Arochi, 24, who was arrested in December in the disappearance of Christina Morris of Fort Worth, now faces more charges.
Enrique Gutierrez Arochi, 24, who was arrested in December in the disappearance of Christina Morris of Fort Worth, now faces more charges.

A 24-year-old man jailed on $1 million bail in the aggravated kidnapping of a Fort Worth woman is now accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old.

Enrique Gutierrez Arochi, 24, has been been in the Collin County Jail since December, charged with the aggravated kidnapping of Christina Morris, who has been missing since August.

Now, Arochi faces an unrelated charge of sexual assault of a child. He is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl at his parents’ house from Oct. 22, 2012, to Feb. 22, 2013, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram on Wednesday.

A prosecutor and an Allen police investigator will present the case to a Collin County grand jury Thursday, Allen police Sgt. Jon Felty said.

Felty said the case came up when Plano police were investigating Morris’ disappearance.

“Oftentimes that happens when you are doing a major investigation,” Felty said. “... The victim felt like she had to come forward.”

The case was turned over to Allen police, who found that the two had been together for six months and had sex for four months.

The sexual assault is said to have occurred at his parents’ house at 1218 Harvard Lane, investigator Phyllis Jackson said.

Jackson is assigned to the Collin County child abuse task force.

The girl told police that she met Arochi at a restaurant where he was working as a server, according to reports. The two starting dating about a month later, the affidavit states.

According to reports, Arochi, who was then 22, told the girl he was 19 and told his parents that she was 17, the age of consent in Texas.

“Apparently his parents had questioned him on the age of this girl,” Felty said.

The girl told police the two had sex 15 to 20 times in his bedroom starting when she was 16 and continuing after she turned 17, according to the affidavit.

Detectives found a text message on his phone from Nov. 30 that said he was glad he had sex with the girl, according to the affidavit.

Sexual assault of a child carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

Arochi’s bail on the second-degree felony charge is set at $100,000.

Monica S. Nagy, 817-390-7792

Twitter:@MonicaNagyFWST

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