A 14-year-old girl who was supposedly given narcotics and assaulted after being kidnapped in California was finally saved by law enforcement officers— after the brave girl informed her friends on Snapchat about the incident, according to the police report.
The unnamed girl had been kidnapped last Tuesday in the San Cruz city Capitola by Albert Thomas Vasquez, 55, who left her “weakened” with narcotics, San Jose Police said in a statement in a news conference.
He called two friends identified as Antonio Quirino Salvador, 34, and Hediberto Gonzalez Avarenga, 31 — who helped the man to put the little girl in a car, where Vasquez physically assaulted her before they drove her to a lodge.
The three men took her to a second-floor room at the E-Z 8 Lodge in San Jose, where Vasquez again molested her — before the attacked teen was smart enough to use social media to notify her friends about the incident and location.
The Girl Used Her Snapchat Account To Inform Her Freinds
“The little girl used her Snapchat account to inform friends she was abducted and did not know her correct location,” according to the reports.
“The victim’s friends discovered the victim’s exact location through the Snapchat app and called 911 and police.
“Responding officers made communication with the suspect as he exited a lodge room and saw the little girl inside.”
Vasquez was booked into Santa Clara County prison on charges including abduction to commit molestation, child abuse, false imprisonment, and molestation by intoxication.
The friends Salvador and Avarenga were caught the next day on charges of abduction and conspiracy, according to the court documents.
Sgt. Garcia told the news media that the girl was safe and back with her family.