French girl, 14, who was kidnapped, beaten and gang-raped by two men is finally rescued


French girl, 14, who was kidnapped, beaten and gang-raped by two men who kept her locked in a tiny flat is finally rescued after cops manage to track her through the GPS on her phone’s Snapchat app

  • Girl alerted parents, who told police, in panicked messages on Instagram Friday
  • Said she had been kidnapped, beaten and gang-raped by two men in apartment
  • She was lured into the flat by suspect after running away from home in Marseille 
  • Police officers were able to find her using the GPS on her phone’s Snapchat app
  • Two men, aged 26 and 64, were arrested over the alleged kidnap and gang-rape 


A 14-year-old French girl who was kidnapped, beaten and gang-raped by two men who kept her locked in a tiny flat has finally been rescued. 

Police officers in Marseille managed to track her down by using the GPS on her phone’s Snapchat app. 

The girl, who has not been named, was lured into the tiny apartment by a 26-year-old man who offered to host her after she ran away from home last week.

She was reportedly forced to smoke cannabis before the suspect and another 64-year-old man allegedly took turns raping her. 

Police were alerted to the kidnapping by her parents early on Friday morning after she sent them panicked messages over Instagram while her captors were asleep explaining that she had been kidnapped and beaten and that she did not know where she was. 

Officers were able to trace the 14-year-old’s phone using Snapchat GPS to the residence in the Cabucelle district of Marseille and rescued her on Friday evening. 

The two men were arrested and charged in Marseille’s prosecutor’s office on Sunday with kidnapping and rape of a minor, but have maintained the sex was consensual. 

The teen, who told police she was forced to give oral sex, was taken to hospital for treatment in a state of shock and later returned home to her family. 

A 14-year-old French girl who was kidnapped, beaten and gang-raped by two men who kept her locked in a tiny flat has finally been rescued after police used Snapchat GPS to track her down in Marseille

The teen was asked to turn on her location on Snapchat to allow police to track her down. 

She stayed in touch with officers via messaging apps as they closed in on the apartment, despite being too scared to speak out loud for fear of waking her kidnappers.  

Once police found the correct apartment building, they knocked on each of the doors until the teen texted ‘yes’ to confirm they had the correct flat in Marseille’s Cabucelle district.  

One of the suspects was found trying to delete evidence from his phone as police entered the building. 

The victim was found under the influence of drugs and hospitalised for emergency treatment. She later underwent a medical examination, which confirmed she had ‘anal lesions’, local media reported.  

The girl, who has not been named, was lured into the tiny apartment by a 26-year-old man who offered to host her after she ran away from home in Marseille (pictured) last week

The girl, who has not been named, was lured into the tiny apartment by a 26-year-old man who offered to host her after she ran away from home in Marseille (pictured) last week

A policewoman Information and Command Centre in Marseille came up with the idea to use Snapchat to track down the 14-year-old, police said, describing the case as ‘rare’ and ‘unique’.  

‘This rescue took place thanks to Snapchat, but above all took place thanks to the excellent idea of ​​the young assistant policewoman from the Information and Command Center (CIC), without whom nothing would have been possible,’ department secretary of the Alliance union in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, Rudy Manna said. 

‘Snapchat alone would not have allowed the arrest of these individuals,’ he added.  

It was not immediately clear what the motive to kidnap the teenager was, but police said they were confident of uncovering what happened through an investigation. 

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