Pender Co. authorities search for man charged with kidnapping

Miguel Ortiz (Courtesy: PCSO)
Miguel Ortiz (Courtesy: PCSO)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Pender County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of kidnapping.

Multiple arrest warrants have been issued, charging Miguel Ortiz with 2nd degree kidnapping and sex offenses involving an 11-year-old girl, with whom he was not related but knew as an acquaintance.

Authorities describe Ortiz being medium in build and height with brown hair and eyes.  He has a tattoo of two faces on one of his legs and the letters O-R-T-I-Z on the fingers of one of his hands.

According to the Pender County Sheriff's Office, Ortiz had been working as a migrant worker in the New Hanover and Pender County area for the past several months.

Anyone with information about the location of Ortiz is asked to contact the Pender County Sheriff's Office, (910) 259-1515.

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