US: Kidnapped teen uses Snapchat to lead police to her

One of the suspects met the victim shortly before abduction and drugged her

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A Snapchat video has helped California police track down a teen who was kidnapped. The 14-year-old who had been drugged and kidnapped was rescued by the police after she used the popular app to inform her friends of her abduction, who in turn alerted authorities.

The police were able to track the location of the teen with the help of the app. Her kidnapper was arrested as he left a motel in San Jose, where the girl was being held. The police said that two other suspects were taken into custody too.

One suspect, Albert Vasquez, 55, met the victim shortly before her abduction and drugged her, which left her incapacitated.

Vasquez, who allegedly raped the teen, put her in a vehicle with help of other two suspects and took her to the motel and sexually assaulted her again.

He now faces charges of multiple felonies including kidnapping to commit rape and rape by a controlled substance. 

The two other suspects — Antonio Salvador and Hediberto Avarenga—have been charged with kidnapping and conspiracy.