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Texas man arrested in Lake Charles on alleged kidnapping, sexual assault charges

Posted: 9:01 AM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 10:09:34-04
Juan Carlos Saucedo
Juan Carlos Saucedo courtesy Lake Charles Police Department

A Texas man was arrested in Lake Charles on Saturday after police say they received a call from a Valero Gas Station in reference to a kidnapping.

Lake Charles Police say that Juan Carlos Saucedo, 27, of Liberty, Texas was arrested after an investigation revealed he had allegedly kidnapped a female victim from Texas.

Police say that the female victim was able to get away from Saucedo at the gas station located on Hwy 14 to make a call to police. Saucedo was located in his vehicle behind the station.

Police say that during the investigation it was found that Saucedo allegedly sexually assaulted the victim before the two arrived in Lake Charles.

Saucedo was arrested and booked on kidnapping charges. An investigation is currently being conducted by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office in Texas into the kidnapping. An investigation into the alleged sexual assault is also underway.

Saucedo’s bond is set at $100,000.