Tuesday, January 24, 2012

29-year-old Man Facing Charges For Two Separate Child Abductions And Sexual Assaults In Pueblo, Colorado

Jose Humberto Garcia

Suspect allegedly checked out ex-girlfriend's daughter out of school and fondled her at his residence before returning her to school. He later abducted a second child.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 24, 2012

Pueblo, Colorado - On Monday, Jose Humberto Garcia, 29, appeared at a Pueblo County court preliminary hearing to determine, if their was probable cause to charge him with abduction of a child. He is facing a second-degree felony charge for kidnapping and one felony count for sexual assault of child.
The Pueblo police investigation affidavit says, Garcia on early last Thursday went to the Columbian Elementary School and checked out his ex-girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter from school giving an excuse she had a dentist appointment. Garcia took the child to his residence around 10:00 a.m. and then fondled her. Shortly after, he then returned the child to her school, according to the police affidavit.
His ex-girlfriend lives next door to the Cordova family. Garcia is also facing abduction and sexual assault charges in the abduction of Calysta Cordova, 9.
Later on Thursday afternoon, Garcia allegedly abducted Cordova as she walked home from the Columbian Elementary School. The next day, Cordova managed to escape from Garcia at about 9:00 a.m. on Friday and went into the Circle K convenience store near Colorado Springs and called 9-1-1.
Garcia tried to get Cordova to leave with him, but Cordova told him that she had called police. Garcia fled the scene and was later taken into custody near a bus terminal in Colorado Springs without incident about 7 1/2 miles from the Circle K store.
Garcia's truck had a mechanical breakdown on Friday morning near the Circle K. A man driving by offered Garcia and Cordova a ride to the store. Cordova immediately took advantage of the situation and escaped into the store and called police.
When police and FBI agents arrived, Cordova was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for two black eyes and bruises incurred while accompanied by Garcia.
Garcia remains in jail unable to post a $250,000 bond, according to court records. He remains segregated from the rest of Pueblo County jail inmates and is on a suicide watch.

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