According to news reports, A Snapchat text helped to save a 14-year-old California girl from being forced into prostitution by three men in which one man was accused of molesting her.
The victim’s location tracked by the snapchat
The authority of San Jose, Calif. stated that the teen girl sent the text message on Tuesday in the morning as she was being driven by the strangers 40 miles to a lodge.
KPIX-TV told referring court documents, the 14-year-old girl, who had been dosed, composed, ‘Somebody helps me. I’m in a random man’s vehicle … I am not in Santa Cruz. Where am I?’
On Thursday, San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia stated in a news release, ‘The victim’s friends discovered the victim’s location by the Snapchat app and called 911.’
Fox 2 San Francisco informed that following discovering the victim was at the E-Z 8 Motel, deputies went there and captured 55 years old Albert Vasquez of San Jose, as he was escaping a second-floor apartment. The teen girl was spotted inside the room.
Three suspects were arrested by police in this case
According to a source, Vasquez was detained on charges that contain abduction and molestation.
Charged associates 34 years old Antonio Quirino Salvador and 31 years old Hediberto Gonzalez Avarenga, Garcia told that both of Fremont, Calif., was accused of abduction. They were captured Wednesday.
KPIX reported the authority stated that the victim was being held against her will at the lodge and frightened of being coerced into prostitution.
Garcia stated in the release, ‘Follow-up investigation by investigators showed suspect Vasquez met the teen girl in the City of Capitola on January 14th.’
‘Vasquez gave the girl narcotics and she became disabled.’
He stated Vasquez then obtained the help of Salvador and Avarenga to drive her to the lodge.
Garcia stated Vazquez physically assaulted the girl in the vehicle and in the lodge room.