The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kidnapping, backwards

It's not strange to read a case where a sexual predator took their victim captive. Not that it's a daily occurrence, but we all do know that in some cases- predators will kidnap their victims. What isn't usual is the current case going on in Mew Mexico- where the alleged perp was the one kidnapped.

Investigators say Hernan Flores used a gun in the kidnapping of a man he thinks molested his daughter. He and wife Norma Garcia are accused of abducting Alberto Espinosa, 34, then dragging him to a Deming church to face a preacher.

Neighbors of Flores say he is a church man who liked to go horseback riding with his sons and daughters. They say they are surprised Flores abducted the accused child predator.

The pastor at the church was able to convince the father to let law enforcement handle things, and Flores contacted police and waited for them to arrive- but not until after putting the perp in the trunk of his vehicle. Police are investigating the entire case, and have said they have reason to believe that Espinosa may have victimized at least 5 different girls. He's claiming the allegations involve nothing more than 'hugs misconstrued as being sexual'.