A 14-year old girl who was abducted in North California used Snapchat to share her location with her friends.
San Jose Police Department said that the girl met 55-year old man Albert Thomas Vasquez on Tuesday. Vasquez gave the drug to girl and abducted her. He then called two other men to help him shifted the girl to the vehicle. Vasquez sexually assaulted the girl in the vehicle.
The other two men were identified as Antonio Quirino Salvador and Hediberto Gonzalez Avarenga. They carried the girl to the motel in San Jose where Vasquez again sexually assaulted her.
In the hotel room girl used Snapchat to share her location with her friends. She didn’t know where she was but because of the Snapchat location sharing feature, she alerts her friends.
Her friends determined to trace her and rescued her and called 911. When police arrived at the scene they arrested Vasquez for abducting and sexually assaulting 14-years old girl.
The two other men were also in police custody for helping him.
Snapchat is a social media app that allows users to communicate with others through instant pictures and videos. Friends on the app can choose to share their locations with one another if the app is open, according to Snapchat developers.