Connecticut state police have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say kidnapped a woman in New York and tried to bring her to Rhode Island to force her into prostitution.
The victim was able to alert police by sending a text message about the abduction. She texted that they were in a black Kia SUV with Connecticut plates, traveling north on Interstate 395 in Putnam, police said.
State police from Connecticut and Massachusetts located and stopped the car on I-395 in Thompson, Conn.
The victim ran from the car and toward a police cruiser.
Police took Kwamaine Well, 24, of Brockton, Massachusetts, into custody and charged him with second-degree kidnapping, illegal possession of narcotics and disorderly conduct.
Police said he has prior arrests for trafficking people for sex servitude and carrying a firearm.
Wells was held on $100,000 bond. He is due in court in Danielson today.