Kansas man charged with kidnapping St. Louis teen

Johnny Angel Vallejo (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Jail)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with kidnapping a teenage girl from St. Louis after meeting her on Facebook.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 49-year-old Johnny Angel Vallejo, of Wichita, was charged Wednesday with kidnapping a minor and transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activities. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Prosecutors say he traveled to St. Louis to meet the teen and picked her up from school Aug. 19. He is accused of making threats and forcing the teen to go with him to Wichita, where she was found at restaurant.

If convicted, Vallejo faces up to life in federal prison on the kidnapping charge, and not less than 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the transportation charge.


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