(WHBC) – Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol rescued a teenage sexual assault victim while conducting a traffic stop.
It happened Tuesday on Interstate 80 in Lucas County, in northwest Ohio.
Troopers stopped a car for a failure to move over violation and learned that a 15-year-old girl in the car had been sexually assaulted by the 35-year-old man driving the car.
Both are from El Salvador and don’t speak English so a translator responded to the scene to assist.
After positively identifying the victim, it was learned she had been entered into police databases as a missing juvenile from Paterson, New Jersey.
The highway patrol says the girl was being transported to Chicago from Paterson.
The girl was taken to a hospital for medical care and further investigation.
The man was locked up at the Lucas County Jail on a charge of abduction, with other charges pending.