PLANO, TX - The prime suspect in the disappearance of 23-year-old Christina Morris has been slapped with a new charge -- felony assault on a child.
"There's no way he committed the crime he has on my daughter and not had some kinda past," Christina's mother, Jonni McElroy told NewsFix.
A warrant for Enrique Arochi's arrest Tuesday say he had sex with a 16-year-old girl when he was 22. The relationship reportedly lasted six months and ended in 2013. The two apparently met at a restaurant where they both worked.
The news is giving Christina's family new ammunition in their campaign to put pressure on Arochi's friends and family. All they say they want is information on Christina's whereabouts.
"We found out about the new charges via Twitter, like most of the world did yesterday," Christina's stepmother, Anna Morris told NewsFix. "I think overall we weren't actually surprised. It's just highly unlikely that Christina was the first person that he had targeted."
"They need to know we're not giving up. We're still strong," McElroy said.
It's now been six months since Christina Morris was last seen walking into a parking garage with Enrique Arochi.
Plano PD says her DNA was found in the trunk of Arochi's Camaro.
Arochi is being held on a million dollar bond. And Tuesday night at 6, one more protest will be held outside the Collin County Jail. One more chance to get just one person to come forward with a clue to find Christina.
"We've got to find her," Anna Morris said. "And they're the only ones that can help us."
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