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    Exclamation Police Searching For Attempted Kidnapping Suspects

    08/16/04 - 10:45 pm

    An attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl in Round Rock has neighboring families on alert.

    Since school has already started there, parents are now warning their kids about possible dangers walking to and from school.
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    The 15-year-old was running in this neighborhood by herself around 8:45 p.m. on August 11, a neighborhood she thought was safe, but authorities say you can never be too safe.

    "A red Nissan Altima pulled up, and the passenger of the car got out and tried to pull her into the car, but she was able to getaway and run off," Williamson County Sheriff's Detective John Frost said.
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    The suspects are described as two Hispanic males, approximately 50-year-old and 30-years-old. They were last seen driving a red Nissan Altima with shiny hubcaps.

    Williamson County Sheriff's Department says anyone with any information should call the Williamson County Sheriff's Department.

    Information leading to an arrest could make you eligible for a reward.


    http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp...4&nav=0s3cPvtq
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    If this area is where I think it is, it's less than 20 miles from the Cooke home.

    From RC's journal:

    Monday, August 16

    There was an attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl who was jogging in her Round Rock neighborhood. Fortunately, the girl fought free of the two males who were trying to take her. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office says there is no evidence that relates this to Rachel's disappearance. On the other hand, they is no evidence that proves the attempted abduction is not related to Rachel.
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    WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

    Sketches of suspects in attempted robbery. Anyone with information about the suspects should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 253-7867 or the sheriff's department at 943-1300.
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    Default Rc, Jr

    Did you see this? Any possible connection? Did this guy ever work at the restaurant where Rachel worked?

    WEST COVINA — He secretly videotaped young women changing into uniforms during job interviews and today the former general manger of a Hooters restaurant was given the maximum sentence.

    Juan Martin Aponte, who ran a Hooters in West Covina, was sentenced by West Covina Superior Court Judge Mark Grant Nelson.

    Aponte, who has been in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, pleaded no contest on July 12 to two counts of using a minor for a sex act and three counts of eavesdropping.

    All five charges are felonies, for which Aponte, who turns 33 Sunday, will now serve time in state prison.

    When Aponte was arrested in May, authorities said he had videotaped job applicants without their knowledge before the restaurant opened for business.

    Search warrants were served at the construction trailer where the job interviews were done and at Aponte's home in Monrovia. Some 180 digital recordings were recovered, officials said.

    Authorities began investigating Aponte in February after a young woman told West Covina police she was asked to try on a Hooters uniform during a job interview. She said she suspected that a digital camera in the dressing room was on and decided to notify police.

    The case was filed May 18 after an extensive investigation by West Covina police.

    A lawsuit filed in March against Aponte and Hooters alleged invasion of privacy, employment discrimination, battery and violation of a Labor Code provision barring employers from videotaping employees. Another similar lawsuit was filed in June against Aponte and the restaurant chain.

    The defendant was fired by Hooters, which cooperated in the police investigation. The restaurant opened in June on West Covina's Restaurant Row.

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    It depends. Where is West Covina?

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    Default Here is a map

    Quote Originally Posted by RC
    It depends. Where is West Covina?
    Here is a map

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    Default Sorry--I forgot the links:

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/news/082404_nw_hooters.html

    http://www.news.com.au/common/printp...567049,00.html

    The West Covina restaurant was a new one, but Juan Martin Aponte may have been transferred there from another location.

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    Default Aponte is a Sex Offender

    I know it's a long shot. W. Covina is about 12 miles east of L.A. It's a two-hour drive there from San Diego.

    However, Aponte was the newly-appointed general mgr. of the newly-opened W. Covina Hooters.

    These restaurant chains generally promote from within. Could Aponte have worked for Hooters in the San Diego area? And if so, when?

    Might he have a Texas connection?
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    Default A whole page of links on the story...


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    Default Lurker....

    I had not read this story before you brought it here....Of course, I think that any possible link to Rachel or her work place should be followed up on....Thanks for bringing it to our attention Lurker....(though I cannot seem to access the last two links you posted....Is it just my computer?)

    Did Rachel work at Hooters in the San Diego area or near her home in Texas while she was home on vacation from college?

    RC, is there any way to access information about this pervert's work history that might either lead to something or ally any suspicions that he might be involved in Rachel's case?

    Is the new local police chief any more proficient and efficient at his job than the previous one RC? Is he any more cooperative in following up on leads in Rachel's case?

    Voyager

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    Hey Y'All after our storm last weekend, RC told me he is getting like 19K baud on his dial up so I don't think he is spending too much time on-line right now. I am sure he will respond when he gets a chance. Meanwhile, I will answer what questions I can.

    Voyager, Rachel worked at Hooters in California.

    The interim Sheriff Jim Wilson (not to be confused with R-Party Candidate Sheriff Elect James Wilson) seemed to be working Rachel's case to the best of his ability the last RC and I talked about the case. Of course RC can't share everything he knows just as the SO can't share everything with him.


    The new sheriff has to be elected. While James Wilson won the Republican nomination there does have to be an election (in November and I believe he takes office in January.) The last I heard James Wilson is running uncontested by the Democratic party. Clear as mud?


    It does get confusing because the names are so close and both ran for office on the Republican ticket but Jim Wilson is very easy to pick out in a crowd.
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    Default Voyager,

    The links work fine for me. Maybe your security firewall is blocking them?

    I want to know where Juan Martin Aponte was on January 10, 2002.



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