DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C.– A 34-year-old man has been arrested after a missing 13-year-old Texas girl was found locked in a shed in North Carolina over the weekend.
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office says they located the teen who has been missing since March 1st, after Texas authorities investigating the case, contacted them after finding out the teen had been in contact with North Carolina resident Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho:
“Dallas, Texas, police were investigating a missing juvenile with the FBI’s assistance,” Sheriff Richie Simmons said in a news conference. “They were able to discover that the juvenile had been communicating with an adult male through social media chat platforms. The content of the chat was consistent with grooming and enticement.”
Investigators say Camacho convinced the teen to leave her home so that he could pick her up.
He then drove the teen to North Carolina where he took her to an outhouse that was locked from the outside.
According to the report, Camacho intended to hold the teen hostage “in sexual servitude,” and took “indecent liberties” with her while she was there.
Authorities reported that Camacho does not own the property where the teen was found and that the Property owner told them Camacho is a friend of her son who lives in Texas. She allowed Camacho to stay in the outhouse because he had nowhere to go.
The girl was treated and taken back to Texas.
Camacho is charged with felony abduction of a child, felonious restraint, one count of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of statutory rape, two counts of statutory sex offense, and felony human trafficking.
Camacho is being held on a $1.25 million bond.
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is reminding parents to speak to their children about the dangers of meeting people online:
“Parents have got to wise up.”