Photos of the shed where a 13-year-old girl was held captive after being “abducted by man she met online” are chilling.
Detailed images of the shed where a young girl was found locked after being allegedly groomed and abducted by a man she met online have been released.
The Dallas, Texas, teen was discovered by police in Davidson County, North Carolina, more than a thousand miles away from home.
A 34-year-old man named Jorge Camacho was apprehended after he was found “communicating” with the minor via “social media chat platforms,” according to Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons.
The sheriff added that the conversation “was consistent with grooming and enticement,” and that the man had enticed the woman to leave the house where he had picked her up in the Dallas area.
WBTV states that Camacho bribed the girl with money to leave her home and then drove her to Davidson County, North Carolina in a vehicle with a North Carolina license plate.
Thanks to a tip about where Comacho was hiding, police located the young woman.
After conducting a traffic stop in Davidson County, police found the girl locked inside a shed on the property.
Pictures obtained by WGHP showed that inside the shed, the police discovered a bed, a television, and other household items.
After receiving care at a nearby hospital, the girl has been discharged and is now back at her family’s residence.
Simmons thanked God that they had located the girl.
Trop Sim, who lives on the property where the shed is, claimed she had no idea the girl had been kidnapped by Camacho and was being held hostage there.
“He live with me for two years, he don’t show that he was that kind of person,” Sim said to WXII.
When asked why she allowed Camacho to stay in the shed, Sim explained that he was a friend of her son’s and that she had no other options.
Simmons said, “this is becoming a major problem and this is how kids are sold into human trafficking,” urging adults to keep tabs on their children’s online activity.
Camacho has been charged with kidnapping, restraint, human trafficking, two counts of statutory rape of a child under 15, two counts of statutory sexual offense of a child under 15, indecent liberties with a child, and other charges are pending.
We believe this is only the beginning of our investigation,” Simmons said.
Monday, while the judge read his charges aloud in court, Camacho was seen smiling, according to WXII.