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Affidavit: 3 arrested after Texas boy kidnapped, assaulted

July 24, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three people have been arrested on allegations they kidnapped an 11-year-old boy in San Antonio and conspired to sexually assault the child before later trying to sell him for drugs.

One person was arrested Thursday followed by the two others after the child was able to escape an apartment and inform police of his abduction on Feb. 22.

An arrest affidavit obtained by the San Antonio Express-News says 38-year-old Larry Gallegos and a second suspect posed as the boy’s parents and took him from a park.

The affidavit says Gallegos assaulted the boy, who told investigators that he heard the suspects talking on the phone about selling him in exchange for drugs.

Gallegos was arrested on charges that include aggravated kidnapping.

Gallegos was no longer being held Tuesday and a working phone number for him could not be found.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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