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Cameras At Trolley Station Raise Questions
FLETCHER PARKWAY-- La Mesa police say surveillance cameras at the Grossmont Trolley station have produced evidence that raise questions about a reported kidnap and sexual assault that allegedly occurred there Monday.
"The cameras revealed things that are making us go back to investigate whether a crime occurred,'' said La Mesa police spokesman Dan Willis. He said the cameras revealed "inconsistencies'' from the original crime report.
Police Tuesday afternoon issued a press release saying they were investigating a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old deaf girl at the Grossmont Trolley station just off Fletcher Parkway on Monday.
The initial report said a 15 year-old girl told police she was taken against her will and sexually assaulted by three adult males who took her from the Grossmont Trolley station at 8601 Fletcher Parkway and kept her captive in their car until 1 p.m.
Police said the girl told them the incident began at 7:45 a.m. and lasted until 1:00 p.m. when the three suspects took the victim back to the Grossmont Trolley station and released her. The juvenile reported she was sexually assaulted in the suspect’s car during the time she was abducted, in unknown locations.
The victim rode the trolley back to her home in San Diego and later reported the incident to her mother, shortly after 5:00 p.m. Monday. The victim did not have any physical injuries. The victim is deaf and did not hear anything from the suspects. No weapon was seen. Detectives responded to investigate the incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Suspects’ descriptions: Three Hispanic male adults wearing dark clothing and driving a black car.
Trolley stations throughout the MTS system feature extensive video equipment which allows police to capture activity in and around the stations. Images from the Grossmont Trolley Station are being reviewed by the police, Willis said.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 or the Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477; you can also email or text anonymously at www.sdcrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 to anyone with information that leads to a felony arrest.