Texas man kidnaps and assaults teen ‘3 to 5 times’

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MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Police in Texas have arrested a man they say kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl multiple times.

According to Hidalgo County records, Milton Elizalde was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.

On Sept. 21, a 16-year-old girl walked into the McAllen Police Department to report that she was the victim of ongoing sexual assault. On separate occasions between August and December 2021, the teenager told police she was abducted by Elizalde on her way to school, according to criminal complaints filed in the case.

The girl told police that as she was walking home from school, a man in a gray Pontiac “got out of the car and displayed a knife, threatening her to get into the vehicle,” one of the complaints said. The man is identified in the complaints as Elizalde.

Police suspect Elizalde drove her to a park in the 200 block of N. 1st Street and sexually assaulted her, the document said.

“[She] stated that this happened several times and stated [Elizalde] would also use a gun to threaten her so he could get into the car,” one of the criminal complaints said.

Another complaint states that “these events occurred about three to five times.”

On September 27, she was interviewed by authorities at the Child Protection Center in Edinburgh.

“[She] stated that he once remembered [Elizalde] pulled out a knife and held it to her neck, threatening her to get into his cars,” one of the police complaints reads.

Police were told by the girl that Elizalde drove her to the park, told her to undress in the backseat of the car and that he sexually assaulted her, according to the complaints

The girl also told an investigator that Elizalde choked her during one of the incidents, causing her to pass out, and that Elizalde “would hit her all over her body, causing her pain and discomfort,” police allege in criminal complaints.

On Oct. 3, investigators took a photo shoot and the girl identified Elizalde as the man who assaulted her, court records said.

Elizalde was booked on Oct. 8 and his bond was set at $400,000, records show.

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