McAllen police: Two men charged for sexual assault of a child, internet solicitation

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Editors note: The story has been updated with new information

MCALLEN, Texas (KVEO) – Tuesday, the McAllen police said what they thought was a typical run-away case turned into something much more.

McAllen Chief of Police said the 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted after she met a 21-year-old man from Louisiana on Snapchat.

Sunday Morning, a McAllen woman found a note in her home saying that her 13-year-old had run away.

When she called the McAllen Police Department, they listed her as a runaway but soon Border Patrol Agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint alerted McAllen Police that they had their missing teen.

Agents at the checkpoint said they noticed blood and the trio were acting odd. After questioning, the girl revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by the men.

McAllen Police are warning parents about how dangerous social media can be.

“The importance here is how susceptible our kids are on the electronics they are using on a day in and day out basis and here we have an example of that. Those devices created an avenue of communication with somebody who had evil intent,” said Chief Victor Rodriguez of the McAllen Police Department.

Both men from Louisiana are facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and failure to report aggravated sexual assault.

McAllen Police are working with federal officials to see if this kidnapping is part of a bigger human trafficking issue.

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