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Second Suspect Arrested in Kidnapping of 3 Teen Girls in Oakland

Oakland police said Thursday that they believe the kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl on Wednesday is connected to human sex trafficking and that they've arrested a second suspect in connection with the case.

Police also said that two additional teenage girls were rescued from the same house where the 14-year-old girl was found and rescued.

A witness alerted police at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday that a man had grabbed a girl from the 1000 block of 65th Street.

Officer Johnna Watson said police shut down streets in the area with the help of Berkeley police and focused on a house near the corner of 65th and Herzog streets, where they found the 14-year-old girl and arrested a 21-year-old man just before noon.

Watson said investigators who came to the house also rescued two other girls, one 15 years old and the other 16, and arrested a 22-year-old female suspect. The names of the two suspects weren't immediately available.

The home where the girls were found and the suspects were arrested is near the Yu Ming Charter School at 1086 Alcatraz Ave., a K-8 school for Mandarin immersion education.

Oakland police said their investigation into the kidnapping incident is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the department's special victims section at 510-238-3641.

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