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13-year-old was reported missing more than a week before she was found Saturday, July 2, in Oregon City.

Oregon City Police and the FBI arrested a 40-year-old Gladstone man and radio host Saturday, July 2 for the kidnapping, rape and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Canadian girl.

Canadian authorities had searched for the eighth grade student since she went missing after leaving for school the morning of June 24. The FBI and Oregon City police found her Saturday at an Oregon City hotel.

Noah Whitefield Madrano of Gladstone faces charges of rape in the second degree, kidnapping in the second degree and sexual abuse in the first degree and may face federal charges, as well as charges from Canadian authorities.

According to a press release from Edmonton police, the girl was taken to a local children's hospital for a precautionary examination and reunited with her family Saturday.

The Edmonton Police Service declined to give further comment beyond an initial press release, as the agency continues to investigate the case.

During an arraignment in Clackamas County on Tuesday, prosecutors alleged Madrano had contacted the girl online, "coerced her over the course of a year, went up to Canada to retrieve and kidnap the child and came to Oregon City."

Prosecutors also noted during the hearing that Madrano may have threatened to kill the girl.

As reported by the Edmonton Journal, Madrano was a volunteer host for Sub-Human Intellect Theater, a monthly show on local radio station KBOO.

According to the Edmonton Journal, the most recent episode of the show, which originally aired on May 9 but has since been deleted from the show's website, included the host pretending to have phone sex with a teenage girl.

On July 3, KBOO tweeted the station had "received disturbing information regarding the behavior of an on-air volunteer."

The tweet stated KBOO would investigate and take appropriate action.

KatMeow Garcia, president of KBOO's board of directors, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Media representatives for the Oregon City Police Department and Portland office of the FBI did not immediately respond to inquiries about this case.


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