Teen kidnapped, raped in San Gabriel Valley

Authorities are searching for three suspects in the rape, kidnapping of a San Gabriel teen

The special victims bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl on Saturday in the San Gabriel Valley.

Authorities are searching for three unknown suspects who kidnapped, blindfolded and then sexually assaulted a teenage girl about 6:30 p.m., according to authorities and news reports.

The Sheriff's Department reported that the suspects drove up alongside the girl, who was walking in the 600 block of Van Wig Avenue in West Valinda.

The suspects stopped the car, got out, and blindfolded the girl, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported. The men then took the girl to another location where they sexually assaulted her and warned her not to report the crime before eventually dropping her off in the same neighborhood in which she was kidnapped.   

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Amber Smith said a sexual assault was reported to the department’s Industry Station and is being handled by its special victims unit. She could not confirm the details of the Tribune’s report.     

The suspects drove an older-model, black Honda Civic with a license plate number beginning with “2WE,” authorities told the Tribune. Deputies described the suspects as Latinos in their late-20s, between 5 feet 9 and 6 feet.

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