Kidnapped Teen Uses Snapchat To Send Location To Her Friends

Written by Deja Monet January 18, 2020
Photo Credit: San Jose Police Department

A California teen was rescued after she used Snapchat to alert her friends about her location. Police say she was kidnapped by three men on Tuesday and was taken to a local motel.

According to Buzzfeed News, the San Jose Police Department said in a report that the 14-year-old girl used SnapChat and sent her location to her friends after being kidnapped. The teens called 911, informing police that the victim was taken to the E-Z 8 Motel. She was found in a motel room and one suspect, Albert Thomas Vasquez,55, was arrested at the scene. Vasquez apparently met the girl in Capitola and gave her drugs until she was unable to move then called Antonio Quirino Salvador,34, and Hediberto Gonzalez Avarenga,31, to assist him with the kidnapping.

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The trio forced the teen into a vehicle where Vazquez sexually assaulted her then drove to the motel and carried the victim into a second-floor room. Before her rescue, Vazquez allegedly assaulted the teen again.

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Vazquez was arrested and charged with kidnapping to commit rape, digital penetration of a child with force, false imprisonment, a lewd act with a minor, and rape by intoxication or controlled substance. His accomplices were arrested Wednesday on kidnapping and conspiracy charges.

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