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A missing 13-year-old girl is believed to be in with what some news reports indicate is her 27-year-old boyfriend. A warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest. Authorities have not released her name or photo.

POLICE: Man kidnapped 13-year-old

Crystal Police investigators are asking for help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl.

Police say the girl was reported missing on Wednesday by her family, who believes she may be in the company of 27-year-old Jose Rueda-Abrego, a known friend. Police believe the girl went on her own free will.

The two may be traveling south of the Twin Cities, possibly leaving Minnesota. Police say they have information that leads them to believe the suspect was in Texas Wednesday evening. Police found the vehicle Rueda-Abrego drove from the Twin Cities unoccupied in Austin.

On Thursday a warrant for the arrest of Rueda-Abrego was signed with the charges of kidnapping, deprivation of parental rights and false imprisonment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crystal Police Lieutenant Dave Oyaas at (763)531-1014.


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While MySpace may immediately come to mind when parents are informed their child may have been abducted by someone they met on the Internet, more stories are beginning to involve Craigslist which offers free on-line classified advertisements. Last year, it was believed to have been how Donna Jou may have met her fate at the hands of John Burgess.

In Texas:

A 15-year-old Austin girl was found in New Jersey Wednesday kidnapped, police say, by a man she met on the Internet.

Transit police in New Jersey arrested John Snyder, 33, on one count of kidnapping. He was on a bus with a 15-year-old Austin girl.

That 15-year-old’s mother says her daughter put an ad on Craigslist in July, which started an inappropriate dialogue with Snyder.

Correction: His name was erroneously reported as John Snyder, his name is David Michael Snyder.


“Once you travel beyond a 120-mile radius with a subject under the age of 17 without the consent of the guardian or parent then you are basically committing the offense of unlawful restraint” says Detective James Scott of A.P.D.’s Missing Persons unit.

Detective Scott also says that more charges may be filed against Snyder pending the outcome of the investigation.

A background search done by KVUE shows that David Snyder was arrested in May of this year on a warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child from another case.

The age for sexual consent in Texas is 17.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old boy who was believed to have been kidnapped aeound 7:45 a.m. by three men in their late teens. They were last seen driving a four-door, silver or grey Volkswagen Jetta with dark tinted windows.

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning for Adrian Jaimes, a 5-year-old boy who was kidnapped from the 11800 block Shropshire Boulevard in Northeast Austin.      News8 Austin

Update 02-08-08   The AMBER Alert has been canceled but the suspects have not been found.

AUSTIN  —  An Amber Alert has been cancelled for a 5-year-old Austin boy after he was found safe and in good condition Thursday night

Update 02-12-08    KVUE News

Five people were facing aggravated kidnapping charges Monday after the abduction of a 5-year-old boy which led to a state-wide Amber Alert.Police say the organizer of the kidnapping was Modesto Vences-Garcia, 26. Police say he is the cousin of the little boy’s father. Also charged are Esau Alejandor Rodriguez-Flores, 17, Hector Luis Hernandez, 19, and two juveniles.

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