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Man Behind Bars After Kidnapping Child Out of Vehicle in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A child abductor has been arrested in Odessa.

He was found walking down the street with a child in broad daylight.

Police say a mother left her three children in a vehicle, including a six year-old, three year-old, and a baby while she went inside of the La Tienda on West Clements.

Police say Israel Ortega got the six-year-old girl to open the door, grabbed her by the throat and forced her out.

Police searched the area and they didn't have to look far.

Officers found Ortega and the little girl walking down a nearby street.

Ortega was arrested for kidnapping.

The little girl was okay except for a few bruises around her neck.

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