Bringing Light to the Darkness of Human Trafficking (Trafficking in Persons)

A woman who police said was kidnapped in El Paso by sex traffickers broke her ankle during a harrowing escape in CIsco and crawled to safety.

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The frightening ordeal unfolded around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Flying J on I-20.

A witness told KTXS the woman jumped out of a big rig as it pulled into the parking lot of the truck stop.

She broke her ankle when she hit the pavement.

Unable to run, the woman started crawling towards the Flying J.

According to the witness and police, one of her three kidnappers got out of the truck and tried to grab her.

When she started screaming, the man got back in the truck and took off.

Police Chief Kenneth Preston said the victim is a 28-year-old undocumented immigrant from Ecuador

Preston said she was staying at a safe house in El Paso when she was kidnapped.

The 18-wheeler is described as a green truck tractor with a white stripe. It is pulling a white box type trailer.

It is occupied by two Cuban males and a Hispanic male.

Police believe there is a second female in the truck who could be in grave danger.

The Texas Rangers and FBI are not leading the investigating.

They are being assisted by the DEA, Homeland Security, Border Patrol, and El Paso police.

If you have any information about this case, call the Texas Rangers, FBI or local law enforcement.

KTXS reporter John Rupolo is in Cisco and will have a live report on KTXS News at 5.


Article from: https://ktxs.com/news/local/witness-sex-trafficking-victim-crawls-to-safety-after-breaking-ankle-at-cisco-truck-stop

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