Teen Kidnapped, Beaten and Sexually Assaulted

Daniel Martinez
Daniel Martinez

BREWSTER COUNTY - An 18-year-old from Brewster County is recovering after being kidnapped, beaten and sexually assaulted earlier this week.

The Brewster County Sheriff tells NewsWest9 the 18-year-old male was hit over the head and kidnapped Sunday night from a bar in the Terlingua Ghost Town.

Two men then took him to one of their homes where they beat and sexually assaulted the teen.

They then made the teen call the Brewster County Sheriff's Office to report that his car had been stolen. The two men then set the teen's car on fire.

The teen was able to get away and was found walking in the desert on Highway 118 by a Sheriff's Deputy.

46-year-old Daniel Martinez was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault. He will also be charged with Kidnapping and Arson. He is currently in the Brewster County Jail.

Another man is also being held on unrelated charges, but will be charged soon for the crime.

The teen was taken to the local hospital for treatment and has been released.

The Brewster County Sheriff said the men did not have any type of relationship with the victim before the crime.