Charlotte-Mecklenburg police search for rape suspect, 16

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they are searching for a 16-year-old accused of attempted rape who cut off his court-ordered electronic monitoring device after the assault and fled. Hector Mauricio Flores is wanted on outstanding warrants for attempted first-degree rape in east Charlotte. The victim is 11 years old, according to a police report. Police said the victim and suspect knew each other. Joe Marusak