25 July 2007

Missing Oak Ridge girl found

No word yet on abductor's immigration status. But, at least the girl is safe, which is the most important thing. The story from WATE 6 (ABC), Knoxville:
July 25, 2007

SAN ANTONIO, Tx. (WATE) -- A teenage girl who was allegedly abducted Monday in Oak Ridge has been found unharmed in Texas, Oak Ridge police say.

Yeni Cecelia Deleon, 16, was located in San Antonio.

The man accused of kidnapping her, Noel Esparsa Lopez, 20, of San Antonio, Texas, has been arrested. He is being held by San Antonio police.

Police say Lopez forced Deleon into his car in the parking lot of her Oak Ridge apartment complex late Monday afternoon.

Police said Lopez is Deleon's former boyfriend. Family members say Deleon and Lopez weren't dating but had only been friends for about a month.

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