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Affidavit: 2 men kidnap woman for prostitution

Woman escapes; men arrested

SAN ANTONIO – Two 27-year-old men were arrested and charged with kidnapping a woman who told police she was going to be forced into prostitution in Mexico.

According to an arrest affidavit, the woman told Bexar County sheriff's detectives that on Aug. 19 she was partying with her boyfriend, Abraham Ivan Diaz and his cousin, Ismael Cisneros. 

The three ended up at a nightclub on the city's North Side, where the men ended up being thrown out of the club for being intoxicated, the affidavit stated.

The woman said after they began driving away, the men suddenly told her they were members of the Zeta cartel and they were taking her to Laredo, where she had already been sold to work as a prostitute in Mexico, the affidavit stated.

She said after they arrived at a home in Atascosa, she convinced the suspects that she had a tracking device on her phone and that police were on their way, the affidavit stated.

The woman then ran to a home a few blocks away and called for help, the affidavit stated.

Sheriff's detectives said during their investigation, they discovered the men had been involved in a fight at a restaurant that same night and that San Antonio police had taken a report that included their names, the affidavit stated.

Detectives said the men had also posed for pictures with the woman at the nightclub, the affidavit stated.

Diaz and Cisneros were arrested Thursday on a charge of kidnapping.


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