Man charged with abducting 16-year-old Va. girl, says he's MS-13 gang member, police say

Left: Roberto Medrano-Segovia; Right: Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz. (Photos, Prince William County Police)

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) — Police have charged a man who claimed to be an MS-13 gang member of abducting a 16-year-old girl at a party in Prince William County Sunday, according to authorities.

Prince William County Police say that Roberto Medrano-Segovia, 21, of no permanent address is charged with abduction, gang participation, destruction of property and providing a false name to law enforcement after he allegedly forced Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz of Woodbridge into a car and drove off.

Authorities say Aguilar-Cruz was at at party with Medrano-Segovia at a home in the 14000 block of Danville Road Sunday when they got in an argument at the party that turned into a fight. Others were able to separate the two but police say Medrano-Segovia pulled out a knife and said he was a member of MS-13. He then drove off before coming back with people police describe as "associates."

Authorities say Segovia slashed three tires on the cars of one of the people who had helped Aguilar-Cruz and then forced her into a dark Honda Civic outside the home and drove off.

Prince William County Police were called to the area at around 1:43 a.m.

Police say that Aguilar-Cruz was found Sunday some time after 2:00 p.m in Woodbridge with Medrano-Segovia and that both initially lied to police about their identities. Police say they identified them both and arrested Medrano-Segovia.

Aguilar-Cruz is unhurt and is back with her family.

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