A 13-year-old woman reported lacking in Dallas was discovered locked in a shed greater than 1,000 miles away in North Carolina after she was kidnapped and raped by a person she met on a social media platform, authorities stated.
The woman was present in Lexington, about an hour’s drive northeast of Charlotte, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a information launch.
The sheriff’s workplace stated it was contacted in regards to the case Friday night by a particular agent with the FBI in Texas. The FBI, working with Dallas police, decided an grownup man had been chatting with the woman on-line, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
“The content material of the chat was per grooming and enticement,” the discharge stated.
Cameras close to the teenager’s dwelling captured a car registered to a person dwelling in Davidson County and the sheriff’s workplace, together with brokers from the FBI area workplace in Greensboro, positioned the car and performed a visitors cease because it was leaving the registered deal with, officers stated.
“Through the visitors cease, it was decided that the juvenile was locked in an outbuilding on the (suspect’s) property,” the discharge stated. Investigators opened the shed and located the woman, the sheriff’s workplace stated. She underwent an analysis at a hospital and was later taken again to Texas.
The suspect, 34-year-old Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho, was arrested and faces eight felony costs, together with little one abduction, felonious restraint, human trafficking and statutory rape of a kid, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
He was being held within the Davidson County Jail on a $1,250,000 bond. CNN has been unable to find out if Camacho has an legal professional.
Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons at a information convention Monday warned of the hazards teenagers face on web chat platforms.
“That is changing into a serious drawback,” Simmons stated.
He urged dad and mom to observe their children’ on-line exercise and educate themselves on “how harmful these chat platforms are.”
The case comes amid renewed consideration to the impression social media is having on teenagers nationwide. President Joe Biden raised the issued in his latest State of the Union deal with, calling on Congress to move laws to guard children’ privateness and security on-line.
Final month throughout a Senate Judiciary Listening to, lawmakers from each events expressed assist for federal regulation of tech platforms to guard youngsters on-line.