Texas man arrested in Louisiana after kidnapping woman

Posted at 11:22 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 13:46:38-04

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) – Police say a Texas man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman has been arrested in Louisiana.

Lake Charles Police Sgt. Jeff Keenum told WAFB-TV of Baton Rouge, La., on Monday that 27-year-old Juan Carlos Saucedo of Liberty, Texas, was arrested after he kidnapped a woman on August 25. Police say the victim escaped from Saucedo and called 911 from a gas station.

Keenum says the victim was kidnapped in Liberty, Texas, and taken to Lake Charles, Louisiana. The victim said she was sexually assaulted before reaching Lake Charles.

Officers located Saucedo in the back parking lot of a store. He is charged with kidnapping.

Saucedo’s bond is set at $100,000.

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