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'Kidnapped' French teen found in car boot

The Local · 16 Nov 2012, 15:30

Published: 16 Nov 2012 15:30 GMT+01:00

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Chloe Rodriguez was discovered by German police near Offenburg, southwestern Germany, close to the French border, during a routine check of a car.

The driver, who came from the same region as the girl and was wanted for robbery in Germany, was arrested, a French police spokesman said.

The girl was taken to hospital but initial indications suggested she had not been harmed.

She had been missing since November 9, when she left her friend's home on a moped and failed to return. Her parents alerted the police that night, and they found her moped near the friend's house, with all her personal effects in it except her helmet and mobile phone.

Officers and volunteers then spent five days searching an area of 16 square kilometres around Barjac. Divers were also called in to search local ponds and lakes. Officers also interviewed a number of the girl's friends and relatives.

Chloe's mother has revealed that her daughter may have been in a state of emotional distress at the time of her disappearance.

Local police expect to open an investigation into a suspected kidnapping following the recovery of the girl - and have demanded the extradition of the man from Germany.

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16:44 November 16, 2012 by raandy
" Chloe's mother has revealed that her daughter may have been in a state of emotional distress at the time of her disappearance."She was taken to a hospital and considered unharmed.Missing a week.

Sounds more like she was with the guy hiding from the police in the trunk of his car.
17:06 November 16, 2012 by William Thirteen
indeed. 'Chloe & Clyde'...
13:42 November 18, 2012 by roundabout321
Why are male failures even given access to children. Never trust men around children, they will groom and brain wash them until they can abuse them. You don't even mention that he was twice her age, jobless and balding...yet again, witchhunt the girl at all costs..
13:13 November 19, 2012 by Anny One again
Chloe & Clyde? You mean Chloe & Carmel

Camel Bousselat (no french origin)was released early from French prison, wich he had to serve for the 6-sexual offenses a 3 year prison sentence.

But for reasons of the "Minority Engagement Strategy"they released him sooner.

And straight after the early parole he kidnapped the 15-year old Chloe Rodriguez on 5 November 2012.
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