Four men raped and drugged a runaway 15-year-old girl over a four-day period in a San Antonio, Texas, apartment and hotel, court records said.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that suspects allegedly kept the teen high on drugs for the duration of her captivity.
Two of the four men, Ray Hernandez Jr., 28, and 25-year-ol Alfredo Herrera were arrested Thursday and booked into Bexar County Jail on human trafficking and sexual assault charges, the Chronicle reported.
Hernandez and the victim met over social media and by October 2017 he was selling her for sex to his friends and strangers, the affidavit says.
The victim told police she would sometimes return to him even after she was picked up as a missing juvenile.
Another suspect, identified as Korey Acosta, 20, had sex with the girl before working with Hernandez to get her working as a prostitute.
The arrangement continued until the girl tried to escape in early May, police said. Hernandez then drove the girl to an apartment on the west side of San Antonio, where they stayed with Acosta, Herrera [photo, right], and another suspect identified as “Coach.”
The girl later told authorities that the men kept her high on drugs for the four days she was with them.
Hernandez and Acosta drove then drove the girl to a hotel and left her alone in a room with Coach, the Chronicle reported, citing information from authorities.
Coach allegedly raped her, according court documents: “The victim said she refused to perform the acts on him … then she felt she could not resist him any further so felt she had to comply with his requests,” the affidavit says.
Afterwards, Coach paid Acosta, and then she was taken back to the Violeta Place address, where Hernandez, Acosta and Herrera continuously raped her throughout the next four days, the affidavit says.
The teen was only able to escape on May 8 when she told them the drugs they had given her were making her feel bad.
She contacted police, who interviewed her and took her to a hospital for treatment.
Alfredo Alejandro Herrera (left) and Ray Hernandez Jr arrested and jailed in Bexar County, Thursday
The victim was later able to identify the suspects to police and point out where they had allegedly sexually assaulted her. Authorities obtained arrest warrants for Hernandez and Herrera and booked them both into jail on human trafficking and sexual assault charge.
Acosta’s status is unknown, and “Coach” has not been publicly identified.