A terrifying kidnapping has left four people facing charges for holding a 16-year-old girl against her will in a cellar in Auburn. The girl was duct taped to a chair, burned with a cigarette and her hair was shaved off, according to police.
The police statement of facts filed in Worcester Central District Court says that prior to being confined to the chair, the girl was drugged and raped. Authorities in Auburn identified the criminals as Krystal Lugo, Christopher Lugo, Yariel Torres-Abee and Yuleny Ortiz.
The kidnapping took place on Wednesday at 10 White Terrace in Auburn which is where Christopher Lugo was residing. The transient 16-year-old was victimized by the defendants both before and after a home invasion at the residence.
Investigators say Krystal Lugo and her 2-year-old child were in an upstairs bedroom on Wednesday morning when two armed men forced their way into the home and confronted Christopher Lugo.
Three rounds were fired during the home invasion which stemmed from the gunmen believing marijuana was at the residence. The suspects fled without any property and in the aftermath, the four at the home began to believe that the 16-year-old set up the home invasion.
Krystal Lugo was upset over the fact that her life and her child's life were endangered and tried to force the 16-year-old to reveal the name of the suspects.
The police statement also said, "The victim was said to have been confined to a chair via duct tape in the cellar of the home. The victim stated that [Krystal Lugo] took her cell phone against her will, kicked and punched her and was involved in confining her while the victim was burned in the collarbone area of her body with a lit cigarette by a female known as 'Katie'."
The young girl also told police that a machete was held against her neck and Krystal Lugo told the person holding it to press it harder if she lied. Police added that it is unclear who was holding the machete. There were also several used condoms found in the cellar.
The victim told police she was given a "Xanax laced 'blunt' for the purpose of incapacitating her in order for the defendant to engage in the sexual act(s) with her." She identified Christopher Lugo as the man who told her that and gave her the drugs.
Krystal Lugo, 23, is charged with kidnapping, assault, and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and larceny under $250. Christopher Lugo, 19, is charged with kidnapping, rape, and drug to confine. Torres-Abee, 22, is charged with kidnapping and assault and battery and Ortiz, 19, is charged with kidnapping also.
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