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Kik: The messaging app led a rapist to a 12-year-old's front door

Kik: The messaging app led a rapist to a 12-year-old's front door
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It's a parent's worst nightmare: Their child leaves the house in the morning, only to find out that it wasn't to go to school. And their son or daughter is nowhere to be found.

That's exactly what happened to the parents of a 12-year-old Jane Doe in Baltimore on November 10, 2014. She left her house early in the morning but never returned home from school. When her parents called the school, they discovered she had never arrived.

A frantic search was made for the missing girl, when a chilling discovery was made. "According to reports by Baltimore police, 'an unfamiliar blue pick-up truck with North Carolina license plates' was spotted by neighbors near Jane Doe’s home that morning."

The next four days of investigation led authorities 340 miles away to Raleigh, North Carolina, where local authorities working under FBI direction found the kidnapped Jane Doe - and a 32-year-old man on probation.

The man, Victor Yanez Arroyo, is a Mexican national and believed to be in the country illegally. He was on probation after time served for assaulting a woman in 2007.

The Jane Doe was reunited with her family, but sadly this story isn't a completely happy one. "According to arrest documents, Jane Doe told authorities that 'at the residence, Arroyo had non-consensual sex with her two times.'" Arroyo was immediately arrested and faces a battery of state and federal charges.

Authorities were only able to locate Jane Doe because of the social media and gadgets she had in her possession. Unfortunately, these same tools also led to her abduction.

Next page: Click here to find out what it was that helped Arroyo kidnap her. 
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