Kidnapped Teen Writes Mom on Facebook Telling Her to Call Police

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A missing teen girl was able to sneak her mother a Facebook message, alerting her to call authorities, before she snuck away from her captor's house when he fell asleep.

The girl, age 16, is a Johnston, Colorado resident and said she had been walking through a supermarket parking lot when David Calderon, 38, asked her for a lighter and forced her into his car.

He held her at gunpoint and allegedly made her go on drug runs with him around town. Calderon faces charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, unlawful sexual contact, felony menacing, child abuse and assault.

The girl told 7NEWS that she is paranoid he will try to find her when he gets out of jail.

"He was really, really creepy, saying he wanted to be with me forever and make me his queen," she said. "He said if I did leave he would find me and shoot me."

She was able to access her phone while she was being held by Calderon. Witnesses told police that she sent messages from her cellphone and Facebook account saying she was with a "guy named Dave" and she was "scared."

In the messages, she told her mother to call police.

"I just told her to call the police, that I was with this guy named Dave and I didn't really know where I was at," she said.

Eventually, when he was sleeping, she was able to escape to a neighbors house and ask for help.

Calderon, however, is saying that the story is a bit different. 

According to an arrest affidavit, Calderon said the teen willingly got into his car and said she was 18. 

His family members also believe he did not kidnap her.

"My brother is a very strong person, he's a very good person. We don't understand what is going on. We're all devastated, we're all confused," Calderon's sister said. "This has been a mess for all of us and for this little girl to just come in and out of nowhere and do all of this to hurt us in this way. When she had previous runaways, I just don't get it."

"I feel she's lying, I know she's lying."

This isn't Calderon's first run-in with the law. In June of 2012, Calderon pleaded guilty to felony possession of more than 2 grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

He was given a two-year deferred sentence allowing him to avoid jail if he stayed out of trouble. 

On Friday, a judge issued a mandatory protection order demanding he stay away from the teen. He's also forbidden to contact witnesses, and is to stay away from alcohol and firearms. 


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