LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Saluda man is accused of sexual conduct with a runaway after deputies charged the man and his mother with helping the teen avoid family members and law enforcement officers.

Alexander Solis Rodriguez and Nita Regino

Alexander Solis Rodriguez, 22, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to an arrest warrant. Investigators said Rodriguez and his mother, Nita Regino, are also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

“Starting a few months, Rodriguez and Regino sheltered the young teenager and hindered our efforts to find the child,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Rodriguez helped the teen leave home and Regino told law enforcement she didn’t know where the child was even though detectives have confirmed they were all staying at the same place.”

Deputies arrested Rodriguez at a home near Edmund last week. The teen was recovered there and taken home, according to Koon.

Regino was arrested last week while working at a Lexington County business.

Rodriguez and Regino have been released from the Lexington County Detention Center after meeting conditions of their bond.