Highway Rape in Central Texas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities say a Central Texas woman was recuperating at a Temple hospital after she reported being run off a rural road, kidnapped and then raped and beaten by her abductors.

The 18-year-old woman was in stable condition yesterday following surgery. Authorities say she had walked and crawled a half-mile to find help after her abductors left her for dead Wednesday morning along a highway in Limestone County.

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson says two suspects have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping. They are 17-year-old Javier Guzman Martinez and 22-year-old Noel Darwin Hernandez, both of Mexia.

Wilson says both men are apparently in the United States illegally and will be held without bond on immigration charges.

Wilson described the woman's alleged ordeal as, quote, "more than two hours in hell."


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