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Salinas man arrested when he was allegedly found with missing Rohnert Park teen

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SALINAS, Calif. (KION) A missing Rohnert Park teen was found in Salinas Thursday after going missing last week, and a Salinas man has been arrested in connection to her disappearance.

Rohnert Park police said 15-year-old Veronica Prado left her home, and investigators found that she had met an unknown man online who became a "secret boyfriend."

About five days later, the FBI and detectives got information that she could be in the Salinas area, so Thursday night, Salinas officers, FBI agents and Rohnert Park detectives went to an apartment where they found Veronica unharmed. They found 18-year-old Humberto Gonzalez-Martinez with her.

Gonzalez-Martinez was interviewed and arrested in connection with her disappearance. He is expected to be charged with arranging to meet with a minor, child abduction, unlawful sexual intercourse and sending harmful matter to a minor. He will be taken to the Sonoma County Jail.

Veronica was returned to her family after FBI victim specialists assessed her mental health and welfare.

Rohnert Park police did not release where she was found in Salinas, but Salinas police said they assisted Rohnert Park police with a search warrant in Acosta Plaza.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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4 Comments

  1. How can you be ‘allegedly’ found with a teen? You can allegedly have committed a crime, yes.
    But you were either with or not with someone.
    How about, “Salinas man found with a teen whom he allegedly met with Secretly”,
    or something like that?
    Avery?

    1. That’s because it’s common to not make a claim about something before all facts are known and before it is proven in a court of law. Right now, we only have word of what is being said and even what the police say must be proven in a court of law. Innocent until proven guilty. Until something has been proven, it’s responsible to use words like “allegedly.”

  2. Yes, guys, but not the point. Above all true, but:
    It’s about the use of the word allegedly.
    He was NOT allegedly found with a girl. He WAS found with her.
    What is alleged, is that he committed some crime BY being with her.
    Being with a teen is not a crime.
    An accurate use of the word in a headline would be:
    MAN FOUND WITH TEEN allegedly WITH HER ILLEGALLY.

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