Today, Juan Manuel Valdez, was arraigned in a Hidalgo County Court. He’s linked to the kidnapping, ransom, and alleged sexual assault of 15 year old girl. Valdez was formally charged with trafficking of a child, and organizing in criminal activity. This is a story we’ve continued to follow.
In late May, 36-year-old Ricardo Mata was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, along with a 17 year old, Briseyda Flores. She’s been charged with trafficking of a child and organizing in criminal activity.
But tonight, the search continues for thirty-seven-year-old Erick Martinez Lopez. He is wanted for sexually assaulting the 15-year old teenage girl.
If you have any information of the whereabouts of Erick Martinez Lopez, you’re asked to the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline.