North Carolina Kidnapping Victim Rescued in Decatur

Posted on: 10:04 pm, December 10, 2013, by , updated on: 08:39am, December 11, 2013


CHARLOTTE, NC (WHNT) – A 15-year-old female kidnapping victim from Troy, North Carolina was found on Tuesday in Decatur, according to the Department of Justice.

Federal authorities arrested Jose’ Louis Resendiz, 31.  He faces several charges, including abduction of a child and second-degree kidnapping.

The victim, whose name is being withheld, was reported missing from her family on December 7.  Investigators with the FBI and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office immediately followed leads that led to the victim’s location in Decatur, according to a news release.

The Department of Justice said the victim was recovered without incident.

Resendiz is being held in the Decatur City Jail, where he is awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

The victim is in protective custody until she is reunited with her family.