San Antonio police have arrested two men whom they accused of kidnapping, drugging and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
Nicholas Gutierrez, 28, was arrested on Monday after San Antonio police rescued the girl several days before at a motel in the 10500 block of Laureate Drive.
According to the arrest affidavit, Gutierrez had previously met the girl and offered her a ride home, which she accepted.
“That's what it looked like initially -- that she did go with him,” said Sandy Gutierrez, spokeswoman for the San Antonio Police Department. “Then he took her to a hotel and kept her there against her will, drugged her, and sexually assaulted her.”
Over the course of several days, she said, Nicholas Gutierrez gave the victim methamphetamine and sexually assaulted her repeatedly.
“Yes, I'm a kidnapper,” Nicholas Gutierrez said to KSAT on Monday as he was escorted to jail. “Yeah man, I did do it. Because I like to give kids candy.”
Aside from Gutierrez, San Antonio police also arrested Johnny Garcia, 33, whom Gutierrez had tasked with watching the girl while he was away, police said.
When Garcia finally did leave, the teen was able to call her brother for help, using her cellphone.
In addition to charges of sexual assault of a child, unlawful restraint, and kidnapping, police said they also found drugs, and stolen property in the motel room, and a stolen vehicle.