UPDATE: Betsabe Perez has been found, alleged kidnapper in custody

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By Lauren Sanchez, Texas Breaking News

DEL RIO, Texas — 13-year-old Betsabe Perez was found safe Wednesday morning and her alleged kidnapper has been arrested.

Betsabe was last seen in Del Rio on September 9 and was believed to have been abducted by 19-year-old Erik Diaz-Tapia.

According to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez, investigators were able to locate Betsabe and Diaz-Tapia using an IP address from a cellphone.

Sheriff Martinez said the two were in an apartment complex located in the Fort Worth Area.

KSAT 12 reports that Betsabe is currently being evaluated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Sources say Diaz-Tapia is being held in Fort Worth.

Sheriff Martinez says Diaz-Tapia is being Charged with possession of child pornography and that more charges are likely to be filed.

Texas Breaking News will update you when more information is available.

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