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03/13/08 - Jacinto City

Girl Tells Police She Was Sex Slave In Jacinto City House

A recently rescued Mexican teen told police she was held as a sex slave in a Texas house since being smuggled into the country two months ago.

Police said the 16-year-old girl was found Friday at a Jacinto City residence after using her captor's cellular phone to call 911, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. Police said the calls from the girl began to come into local police Feb. 25.

"We've been receiving calls on 911 from a young lady stating that she was being held against her will and that they had her locked up," Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala said.

The young woman was unable to give authorities an address of where she was. She was finally found by authorities using cell phone coordinates, the newspaper reported.

She allegedly was held in a padlocked room with bars on the windows, and sexually abused repeatedly by different people at the home and at different locations.

Gregoria Salgado Vazquez and her son, David Salazar, are each charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping, the newspaper said.

They are being held in the Harris County Jail in lieu of $400,000 bond.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press (2008).

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