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“He snatched my daughter, he took her from the bus stop” – Mother says she did what any mother would do to save her child

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A fifteen-year-old girl was at her bus stop Thursday morning on East Rudisill and Smith Street, when she was abducted.

Police say 35-year-old William James Ray is responsible for this.

He is now being held for charges of rape, kidnapping, criminal confinement, burglary, and sexual battery.

Police go on to say Ray abducted the fifteen-year-old from the bus stop, took her to a nearby shed where he sexually assaulted her, then took the victim back out to the bus stop.

The girl’s mom credits her daughter still being here to the fact she was on  FaceTime with a friend at the time of the kidnapping.

“She was on the phone when she was abducted and her friend heard the abduction go down so her friend calls her mother and says hey you need to get over to the bus stop. So mom goes over to the bus stop and she finds the guy,” said Sgt. Jim Seay with the Fort Wayne Police Department.

The girl’s mom said she took matters into her own hands, injuring him badly enough he had to go to the hospital.

She said she saw a man holding her daughter around the neck pulling her down the street covering her eyes.

The girl’s mom said when the man saw her he let go of her daughter and ran away, but she wasn’t going to let him get away.

“Anything could have happened to my baby. I could be looking for her,” the girl’s mother said, ” I could be having a missing poster with my daughters face on it.”

The girl’s mom took to Facebook later on in the day to discuss how scary incidents like this are.

“Today, in Fort Wayne Indiana somebody tried to take my baby in broad day light. They were comfortable to do it,” she added, “It can happen your child, it can happen to anybody’s child okay. Like, I am a damn good mom and I make sure I know where my kids are at, at all times, That’s why she was on her phone with her friend on FaceTime, and that’s how I got to get to her as fast as I did and that’s why she’s with me and she’s safe.”

Though the fifteen-year-old is safe she said it will take a long time for her to heal.

Kaitlyn Kendall

Kaitlyn Kendall anchors ABC21 news at 5 and is the chief investigative reporter for the stations Digging Deeper team.

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