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West Valley man charged with kidnapping, assaulting lady he supplied journey to

West Valley man charged with kidnapping, assaulting lady he supplied journey to

SALT LAKE CITY — A West Valley man was charged Monday with providing a journey to an 18-year-old lady after which sexually assaulting her and never letting her out of his automobile.

Arnold Gonzales, 69, is charged in third District Courtroom with aggravated kidnapping and object rape, first-degree felonies; two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony; and obstruction of justice, a category A misdemeanor.

On Thursday, an 18-year-old woman mentioned she had been taking a bus to an undisclosed location and acquired misplaced. Gonzales noticed the lady — somebody he had by no means met — strolling within the Glendale space and supplied to offer her a journey, in accordance with charging paperwork.

However whereas driving round, Gonzales inappropriately touched the lady, compelled her to observe pornography and made her smoke marijuana, the costs state.

“(The girl) tried to exit the car, however Gonzales prevented her from opening the door. (She) texted her boyfriend and informed him she had been kidnapped. (She) shared her location together with her boyfriend, and he reached out to (the lady’s) household, who contacted the police,” in accordance with the costs.

Police say the lady was within the automobile for about an hour earlier than officers had been contacted, noticed the car and pulled it over.

When questioned, Gonzales admitted the lady tried to exit his automobile a number of occasions, however he saved giving her excuses about why she could not get out, the costs allege.

On the Salt Lake Metropolis Police Division, whereas in an interview room, detectives knowledgeable Gonzales they might be searching for a search warrant to swab for his DNA. At that time, “Gonzales requested to scrub his fingers. When he was denied, Gonzales dipped his fingers in his water, rubbed his fingers on his pants, smelled his fingers, and tried to chew his fingernails,” in accordance with the courtroom paperwork.

Gonzales was arrested on the conclusion of the interview. Prosecutors say he “preyed upon the sufferer’s vulnerability and took benefit of her.”

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