Police: Roswell teen abducted, raped

Updated: 06/06/2014 6:25 PM | Created: 06/06/2014 4:05 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Roswell residents are on edge after a 15-year-old girl was abducted from a park Wednesday night and raped.

Police say the 15-year-old was walking in the area of Southeast Main Street and Buena Vista when she was abducted by a man in a gray van.

Once in the van, police say she was raped.

She later managed to escape and call police.

News of the crime really hit home to teenagers living in the area.

"In a way it's emotional because just like close to my neighborhood, like by my house where my nephew is playing around and where I'm around just walking sometimes," Abigail Ramos said.

Ramos is 17.

"It's scary to know that something could just happen right away like that," she said.

"You just want to wait here and wait for the person that did it," Amy Garcia said.

Parents are on edge too.

"You could bring your kids here and it's a park where everybody comes and now you're not even safe at a park," Lisa Alonzo said.

They plan to be that much more vigilant.

"You just have to watch your kids, be with them no matter what you know sometimes they get mad but you just got to understand and go with them," Alonzo said. "Just watch them, keep a close eye on them that's the main thing, you know don't let them out of your sight."

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