Published April 14, 2013
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Salvadoran authorities say a 4-year-old Mexican girl found in their Central American country had been kidnapped.
Salvadoran Attorney General Luis Martinez says a 43-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly snatching her from Texcoco, Mexico, and bringing her to El Salvador earlier this month.
Martinez says prosecutors suspect the man was part of a human trafficking ring.
Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said Sunday the girl had been flown home and was reunited with her mother.
Martinez says tests indicated the girl had been sexually abused, but said she appeared in good spirits.
She vanished from her home near Mexico City on April 1. Martinez says the suspect reportedly dumped her at a home in El Salvador, where residents alerted police.