A teenage lady escaped a 24-year-old man who had allegedly held her captive for 5 days after he snared her by way of Snapchat.
Police detained her alleged kidnapper shortly after the unnamed juvenile burst into the KFC restaurant within the city of Azle in Texas, desperately asking for assist.
Azle Police have charged the suspect, Diamond Marquis Williams, 24, with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a kid.
Police responded to a name from the KFC at round 9:30 a.m. on Might 21.
“An worker from the enterprise instructed Azle 911 operators and the responding officers a juvenile feminine bumped into the restaurant asking for assist as a result of she was being held towards her will,” stated a police assertion.
The lady had escaped from a automobile after Williams parked and went contained in the Money America Pawn store subsequent to the restaurant.
The KFC and the Money America Pawn retailer in Azle, Texas. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
“With the outline offered, Azle Cops positioned and detained the suspect with out incident,” stated the police.
In response to police, the lady had met Williams, who’s from Fort Price by way of Snapchat, a social media software.
KFC Azle, Texas (Screenshot/Googlemaps)
The police report didn’t specify the age of the lady, however native media experiences discuss with her as a teen.
In response to the police, the sufferer reported she had been taken 5 days earlier from the Fort Price residence the place she lives together with her dad and mom.
Nevertheless, based on police, the lady stated, “The suspect had pressured her to contact her household and inform them she was okay and with buddies.”
Police thanked the KFC workers for serving to shelter the lady and for helping officers to hint Williams.
Diamond Maquis Williams. (Tarrant County Jail)
Williams was taken to a close-by hospital for therapy of a minor self-inflicted wound earlier than being interviewed and transported to Tarrant County Jail the next day. He presently has no bail set.
The 2 prices are each first-degree felonies, which carry a sentence of between 5 and 99 years imprisonment.
The alleged sufferer was transported to Prepare dinner Kids’s hospital for a medical analysis after her ordeal, the place she was reunited together with her household.
The incident follows at the very least two different latest instances in North Texas involving Snapchat and allegations of aggravated sexual assault of a kid.
In February, Allen police stated that that they had recognized at the very least 9 victims of Dontarious Scott, 22, who’s charged with on-line solicitation of a minor and steady sexual abuse of a kid.
Police stated Scott was “very lively on social media,” particularly Snapchat, based on Dallas Information, which he used to prey on boys aged 10-15.
Police stated the investigation was prompted when dad and mom noticed conversations of a sexual nature between their little one and Scott on their cellphone, reported WFAA.
In March, one other Texas man, Taylor Blake Craft, was accused of utilizing Snapchat to speak with underage women and solicit nude pictures, it was reported. He would then threaten to make the pictures public if they didn’t have intercourse with him.
Taylor Blake Craft. (Kaufman County Jail)
Craft faces 16 felony prices and is on a complete bond of $2,675,000, based on In Forney.