Ohio troopers arrest man accused of abducting 15-year-old girl

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SWANTON, Ohio (KAKE) -

A man from El Salvado is accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl and forcing her to perform sex acts. 

An Ohio state troopers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Lucas County on Tuesday. WTVG reports the girl was reported missing in New Jersey and that 35-year-old Juan Carlos Morales-Pedraza was taking her to Chicago. 

The teen told police that Morales-Pedraza had forced her "to perform acts" on him, according to a news release. 

According to the Toledo ABC station, the suspect is charged with abduction with a sexual motivation and is being held on an immigration detainer. Additional charges are pending.

The victim was taken to a hospital for medical care and further investigation.