Missing Rohnert Park teen found unharmed in Salinas
Police found a 15-year-old Rohnert Park girl missing since Thursday night in the Salinas apartment of an 18-year-old man she apparently met on the internet.
Humberto Gonzalez-Martinez of Salinas was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail on two felony counts, child endangerment and child abduction, and three sex crime misdemeanors: arranging to meet with a minor, unlawful sexual intercourse and sending harmful matter to a minor.
Friday morning, he was being held on $120,000 bail. He is due in court Tuesday.
The girl, whose name The Press Democrat is withholding because she is now the victim of a suspected crime, apparently left her home on May 14 to be with Gonzalez-Martinez, whom Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Deputy Chief Aaron Johnson said she met online.
The girl left her parents a note that said she was leaving but would be back, and told them not to call the police. She didn’t say where she was going.
Local police sought the help of the FBI and Thursday night discovered she might be in Salinas.
The girl’s family put up hundreds of flyers and posters across Sonoma County and even San Francisco.
About 8 p.m. Thursday, Salinas police, Rohnert Park officers and agents from the FBI found the girl in an apartment in the Monterey County city. She was with Gonzalez-Martinez and was unharmed, Johnson said.
She was to be assessed for physical or emotional injuries and reunited safely with her family, Johnson said.