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3 California men arrested after using Snapchat to kidnap teen

Ontario Police Department
Encino Limon, left, Eric Trejo and Irving Galvan.

CHINO HILLS, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY)- Three California men are arrested after using social media to kidnap and sexually assault an underage girl, Ontario police said.

The Los Angeles Times reports the teen was rescued by police Sunday after the teen's parents reported her missing Saturday.

Ontario police said the teen was sexually assaulted against her will in one of the men's homes in Chino Hills.

Police said they found the teen through a lead found on social media apps, with one of them being Snapchat.

“Once we were brought in, our investigators worked nonstop to try to locate her,” said Sgt. Bill Russell.

According to the L.A. Times, the teen was found at the home of 22-year-old Irving Galvan. Police said Galvan was taken into custody at his home on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, child molestation, and false imprisonment.

Police also arrested Encino Limon, 21, of Corona on suspicion of child molestation. Police said they believe Galvan and Limon worked together to make contact with the girl online, Russell said.

A third man was also arrested after reaching out to the teen through social media. Eric Trejo, 25, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of contacting a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense.

The Ontario Police Department suspects there may be additional victims.

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