LTRP Note: We post this Associated Press article because at Lighthouse Trails we care about children. One brave man who was not afraid to become involved saved this girl’s life. We must ask ourselves, are we brave enough to become involved when we see emerging/contemplative heresy being taught to children in our churches? It may be uncomfortable – it may even be risky – but it is the right thing to do. In our society today, children are at risk in more than one way, but especially spiritually. Are we not responsible to do what we can?
FRESNO, Calif.- An 8-year-old girl who was abducted by a stranger while playing outside a Fresno home escaped from her captor Tuesday morning after a driver recognized the suspect’s vehicle and cut it off, police said.
The child was found in Fresno about 11 hours after she disappeared around 8:30 p.m. Monday, triggering a statewide Amber Alert. Police arrested Gregorio Gonzalez, 24, who they said was a member of the Bulldogs street gang.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the driver recognized the red pickup truck from media reports that showed surveillance video of the kidnapper’s vehicle.
When the driver saw a girl’s head in the window, he cut the truck off and forced it to stop, Dyer said. The suspect pushed the girl out of the car, and she ran to safety, he said.
The girl was taken to a hospital in good condition, but Dyer later confirmed she had been sexually assaulted. The police chief described her as “frightened, traumatized.” Click here to read more.