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Morris Kidnapping Suspect Had Sexual Relationship With Teen: Warrant

The man charged with kidnapping Christina Morris now faces a charge of sexually assaulting a child, according to an arrest warrant.

According to the warrant, then 22-year-old Enrique Arochi — now 24 — was involved in a 6-month sexual relationship with a girl who was 16 years old at the time. The girl claims Arochi told her he was 19.

The warrant indicates that Arochi and the girl while working together at a restaurant. The two had sexual intercourse “15-20 times” at Arochi's parents’ Allen home, where the girl said she would often spend the night. The girl said she thinks Arochi told his parents she was 18.

Police said they also found an incriminating message on Arochi’s phone where he confirmed the sexual relationship.

Arochi's bond was set at $100,000. Allen police said they plan to release more information about the new charge after it's presented to the grand jury on Thursday.

“It’s sickening,” Christina Morri's mother Jonni McElroy said. “I’ve always believed in my heart this is not Enrique's first attempt to hurt anybody. I’ve always believed that.”

Arochi is also charged with kidnapping Morris, who was last seen Aug. 30 walking into a parking garage near The Shops at Legacy in Plano. Parking garage surveillance footage showed a man later identified as Arochi accompanying her into the garage.

His vehicle is later seen driving out of the garage, but there was no sign of Morris. Police arrested Arochi three months later after finding DNA in his car trunk.

Arochi's attorney and family have not responded to NBC 5's requests for comment.

Arochi also faces a theft charge in Wylie.

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