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Jan 9, 2017

Cross-Border Jasmine Alert: Teen Kidnapped by Mexican Father

This Friday, thirteen-year-old Anaseily Gonzalez was allegedly kidnapped; her family believes it is by her Mexican father, forty-three-year-old Javier de la Cruz. De la Cruz was recently released from a Mexican prison for sexual molestation.  The mother has reported that on Saturday, he contacted her using a Mexican phone number to say that he had taken Anaseily. The alleged perpetrator illegally took Gonzalez across the border and into Chetumal without any travel documents. Gonzalez’s mother, who is currently in Chetumal seeking assistance to locate her daughter, contacted local police before she took her plight to Jasmine Alert. The program director Patrick Menzies spoke with News Five today about what they describe is a grave case.

 

On the Phone: Patrick Menzies, Director, Jasmine Alert

“This is our most grievous case that we’ve ever had with Jasmine Alert. Again what we understand occurred is that he came across the border, went to Chunox, picked up the girl, used a navy blue taxi cab with of course green license plates. Apparently went through to Orange Walk, crossed the river where you do not need a permit and went to into Chetumal with the child. As we speak, at this present moment, the police in Chetumal is hunting for him and we are working with the Amber Alert office in Chetumal and there may be an Amber Alert sent out in Chetumal for the search of this missing young lady. Again I want to stress that this is a grave situation because this is a child molester.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir is there reason to believe that this man would hurt his child?”

 

On the Phone: Patrick Menzies

“Yes, I don’t want to go into more detail, but I am one million percent…we are very worried because there is a million percent of proof that this man would hurt this child. Correct. He was just released from jail in Chetumal apparently two months ago.”

 

Duane Moody

“Now, the mother…what is she saying? Was the father in contact with her? Has the child contacted the mother?”

 

On the Phone: Patrick Menzies

“Yes sir…thanks for asking. What the dad did—that’s why we are ninety-nine point nine percent sure—he called the mom; sent her text and said guess what I got your kid. I got what hurts you the most and I got your kid. He called from a Mexican number. Not only did he call from a Mexican number, but he also put the kid of the phone and the kid was very nervous to tell the mom not to bother; that she is going to be okay. But we know that she is not going to be okay and we know that there is a problem.”

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