Kidnapped Georgia Girl Found Alive
Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, rescued and reunited with family
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2013 12:07 PM CDT
Updated Sep 18, 2013 2:39 PM CDT
Ayvani Hope Perez, who was abducted in a home invasion early Tuesday. She was found alive today.   (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

(Newser) – She's safe: The 14-year-old Georgia girl who was abducted early yesterday in a home invasion has been found alive, reports MyFoxAtlanta. Ayvani Hope Perez has been reunited with her family, says the Clayton County police chief. Two male suspects are in custody, but police are looking for others, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Details of the rescue haven't been revealed yet, with police saying only that she was found "at a location in Conyers," a city close to Atlanta. Ayvani's kidnappers had earlier demanded a $10,000 ransom.

The two men in custody are Wildrego Jackson of Atlanta, 29, and Mexican national Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez, 40. Jackson has a long rap sheet, and Contreras-Rodriguez faces immigration charges. Authorities say they are not the men whose sketches were distributed to the public yesterday, meaning that the girl's actual abductors might still be at large. Still, "this is a good day," says the police chief. "She's in good health."

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Sep 18, 2013 9:51 PM CDT
I will tell you a fact that is not widely known. Mexicans who are here legally absolutely HATE illegals from Mexico. The ones who did it the right way resent the h--- out of the ones who jumped the border. I know whereof I speak--my dad was here on a green card from Mexico. Also, Mexicans do not have the unquestioning loyalty to each other that other races have. I have been betrayed by some of my own because of jealousy, etc. I don't doubt what you say, but your experience sure sounds like the exception to the rule. Probably some Mexican lawyer got hold of the case.
Sep 18, 2013 8:24 PM CDT
We had a similar situation happen in Oklahoma. The man who abducted a girl was tried, found guilty and sent to prison life w/o parole. He never denied doing what he did, the Latino community never tried to say he didn't do the crime, but they wanted him freed and sent back to Mexico to serve the time there. But we found out if we send people to Mexico for heinous crimes in the USA, they spend a couple months in prison and then Mexico sets them free. Since that didn't work, the local Latino community filed a suit based on an misconception that the US did not notify the Mexican Consulate in Texas in a timely manner. It actually went to trial on just that one issue. Local Latinos did not like it that one of their own was in prison for kidnapping and raping a child even if it were true. So, in the end, they all lost. The guy is getting his just desserts in an 8x5 cell, 23 hours a day.
Sep 18, 2013 6:31 PM CDT