Rapist Behind Bars November 20, 2003 at 10:45 PM EST - Updated September 26 at 6:07 PM A Brunswick County man accused of repeatedly raping a child is in custody tonight. Detectives say Thursday at about 2:00am, Juan Valdez also known as Juan Gomez and "Chivo" was arrested in Newport, NC. Earlier this week, authorities issued an urgent appeal for help capturing Valdez calling him a dangerous threat. He faces twenty four counts of sexual misconduct with a child. He is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Center under one million dollars bond. Hewett says Valdez was captured at a convenience store in Newport after a tip from someone who saw his picture on a TV newscast.