Women arrested for kidnapping 14-year-old boy who they met on Xbox Live, said they wanted to use him as "sex toy"
The women who drove almost 800 miles across state lines to meet the teen were arrested when they returned to New Mexico
Two adult women who drove for 13 hours to pick up a teenaged boy they met through an Xbox Live chat session were arrested by the Pittsburg County police. It has been claimed that the women wanted to use the teen as a sex toy.
According to KRQE, the women are from New Mexico and they drove almost 800 miles all the way to Oklahoma to kidnap the 14-year-old. Investigators have identified one of the women as 35-year-old Kriste Aragon who owns a candy shop in Farmington.
Aragon is said to have planned the road trip and her 29-year-old friend Melissa Goelz.
The women were caught when the boy's mother found out about them and informed the police who were able to trace the location of the pedophiles using their cell phones.
Police officers were waiting outside Aragon's house when the women returned to Farmington, New Mexico with the teenaged boy still in the back seat.
The Sheriff of Pittsburg, Oklahoma, Chris Morris, told KRQE, "It was very alarming. We knew it was going to be a bad situation if we didn't act fast and get the boy located."
According to the news channel, the boy told the deputies that the conversation he had with the women on the XBox "got sexual" just after they started talking.
According to the authorities, the women shared provocative pictures with the teen and Aragon allegedly told him that she "wanted to have sex with him".
Special Agent Jay Ratliffe told KRQE that this type of crime is very rare because a woman had masterminded it.
Agent Ratliffe who works with the New Mexico Attorney General's office said women are generally not the usual suspects in such crimes. "It does happen pretty frequently, unfortunately," he added.
The police also learned from the boy that he was repeatedly assaulted sexually during the 13-hour drive from Oklahoma to Farmington.
According to the statement the boy gave the authorities, the women told him that the only way they would let him go is by leaving him "on the side of the road naked".
Authorities in Oklahoma found out about Aragon through her X-Box account which contained her phone number and the address to her candy business in New Mexico. They immediately informed the Farmington police who were able to apprehend the women when they arrived with the boy.
The teen is now back at home and is recovering from the traumatic ordeal. The two women are currently being held at the San Juan County Jail and they will be extradited back to Oklahoma sometime next week.
Aragon is looking at 30 years behind bars if she is convicted of kidnap and sexual assault of a minor. Goelz will get 10 years if she is found guilty of kidnap and other charges which have not been filed yet.