Former Univision Arkansas television host Victor Hugo Alvarez-Real, who stands accused of raping a 7-year-old northwest Arkansas girl, was freed Tuesday from the Washington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond after being extradited from the Dallas County, Texas, jail where he been incarcerated since his June capture.
Springdale law enforcement officials said Real, who used the on-air name of Hugo Real as an on-air personality for the Fayetteville-based Spanish language television station, fled to Texas after being questioned by a Springdale detective in late January.
He remained on the run and a warrant was issued for him on May 15.
The warrant was for one count of rape, but officials say Real may have assaulted the young girl multiple ties in 2016.
Alvarez-Real, who also ran a photography business that specialized in quinceañera shoots for Hispanic girls turning 15 years old, left Univision Arkansas in January, according to a press release issued at the time his arrest warrant was announced.
It’s not clear if the timing of his leaving the position at Univision Arkansas had anything to do with the charges against him.