A Missing 13yr Old Girl Has Been Found Over A Thousand Miles From Home, And The Suspect Has Been..
A 13-year-old girl who was abducted from her Dallas home was discovered Friday in Davidson County, North Carolina.
According to KHOU-TV, Jorge Camacho was arrested on Monday and charged with child abduction, restraint of a child, human trafficking, two counts of statutory rape of a child under 15, two counts of the statutory sexual offense of a child under 15, and indecent liberties with a child. Camacho’s bond is set at $1 million.
Camacho was arrested following a traffic stop, according to police. The girl was later discovered locked inside a storage shed.
She was taken to Dallas to be with her family after treatment at a North Carolina hospital.
“They discovered that the juvenile had been communicating with an adult male through social media chat platforms. The content of the chat was consistent with grooming and enticement, and he enticed her to leave the home where he picked her up in the (Dallas) area,” Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons said.
The FBI contacted the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office about the case on Friday. On March 1, the girl was last seen at her home.
BREAKING — Teen missing from Dallas found alive in man’s shed in North Carolina.
The missing girl from Dallas that was believed to be with an adult resident of Lexington identified as 34-year-old Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho.https://t.co/v1H3GN294L pic.twitter.com/zjyX3roBnc
— 𝙻𝚊𝚞𝚛𝚊 𝙰. 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚜 (@LauraHarrisNBC5) March 13, 2023
According to WGHP-TV, a “disturbing” direct message was discovered on the girl’s gaming account.
Camacho’s vehicle was spotted on a security camera near the girl’s home, according to the sheriff’s department.
The girl’s rescue was “just the tip of the iceberg,” according to Simmons.
BREAKING: the 13-year-old Dallas girl found locked inside that shed in Lexington, North Carolina is Kaylin Rodriguez, per family.
She went missing March 1st.
Jorge Camacho, 34, now in custody.
Family and police say Camacho befriended the teen online while playing a video game. pic.twitter.com/GADNarmbN1
— Matt Howerton (@HowertonNews) March 13, 2023
According to WXII-TV, Simmons stated that cases like this are on the rise.
“This is how kids are sold into human trafficking. They’re not being able to be kids,” Simmons said.
“What we are teaching our kids and our homes, it scares me. It scares me even more so that we have to have classes to teach our kids to be careful with social media,” he said.
Simmons said parents need to be vigilant.
“Our message is going to be please help us out. I’m very thankful. I thank God that we were able to find this young girl. It may not be that case forever, and what these children must go through they don’t think, who they’re talking to,” Simmons said.
“If it doesn’t stop at home, it comes to the schools and the teachers have that responsibility. If it doesn’t stop there it comes to us, unfortunately,” Simmons said, according to KXAS-TV.
“As parents, they’ve got to wise up and see that the danger to these kids continues to go on,” he added.