Cops in Davidson County, NC Friday rescued a ‘kidnapped’ 13-year-old girl from a locked shed in Lexington, nearly 1,000 miles from her home in Dallas, Texas
Teenager was groomed on social media and lured with cash from her home by a 34-year-old man, From Davidson County, who picked her up in his vehicle
Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho was arrested on Monday and charged with multiple offenses including rape, child abduction and human trafficking
Camacho is being held on a $1.25mn bond
Police found the girl in a locked garden shed on Camacho’s property, after an FBI tip off
Suspect’s vehicle matched a vehicle security footage captured near the apartments in Dallas where the teen was abducted
Girl is reported to be unharmed and has been returned to her home after medical evaluation
A missing 13-year-old girl from Dallas has been rescued from a locked shed in Lexington, North Carolina, 966 miles away from where she disappeared.
An adult male suspect was arrested after police discovered he had used a social media messenger to groom and lure the abducted girl from her home in Dallas, and drove off with the teen in his vehicle. Video cameras near the girl’s house recorded footage of a vehicle registered to an address in Davidson County, and a special agent with the Texas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force contacted the county sheriff’s office. Authorities were able to identify Camacho and the vehicle linked to the abduction through local surveillance within ten minutes of receiving an FBI tip-off on Friday.
The missing girl was found on property belonging to 34-year-old Jorge Camacho, 34, who has been arrested in the case
‘I thank god that we were able to find this young girl; it may not be that case forever,’ Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons said.
Davidson County Police followed the lead to Camacho’s house, where they found the girl, anonymous, locked in a garden shed. While authorities are still piecing together the timeline of the story, Camacho was promptly arrested and charged with multiple offenses including rape, child abduction and human trafficking.
He is being held on a $1.25mn bond.
Sheriff Simmons said the conversations between Camacho and the girl were ‘consistent with grooming and enticement.’
Camacho is understood to have encouraged the girl to leave her home and picked her up.
|In a statement on Facebook, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said collaborating investigators were able to trace Camacho’s vehicle back to Davidson County.
With help from FBI agents, they were able to stop the car as Camacho left the registered address on Linwood Southmont Road, NC.
The suspect was taken into custody as investigators surrounded the shed, where they found the child apparently unharmed.
She was moved to a local hospital for medical evaluation and taken back to Texas.
Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho was charged with abduction of a child, felonious restraint, human trafficking, two counts of statutory rape of child, two counts of statutory sex offence with child, and indecent liberties.
He was scheduled for his first appearance in court yesterday.