A 60-year-old man is being held on $100,000 bail on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping after he was found with a missing 14-year-old Snohomish girl in Lynnwood on Thursday.
Estrada Montano Albino met the girl at a McDonald’s in Snohomish County and persuaded her to spend a night with him at a friend’s mobile home in Lynnwood, according to an affidavit of probable cause outlining the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office case.
Albino told the girl to say he was her grandfather. He then purchased two bus tickets and took the girl to Lynnwood, the affidavit says.
Police said the girl, who is developmentally disabled and has the mentality of an 10-year-old, was unfamiliar with the area and had no way of contacting her parents.
She asked several times that night to leave the mobile home, but Albino refused and kept her hidden from her parents and police, the affidavit says.
The girl told authorities that she slept in the same room as Albino. At some point during the night, Albino told her to take two pills and threatened to punch her in the stomach if she refused, the affidavit says.
The girl went missing Wednesday while riding her bike in the Snohomish area.
She was found Thursday morning, thanks to employees at a Lynnwood grocery who recognized her from news reports.
When police arrived at the grocery, the girl told them she was with her grandpa, who was across the street at a McDonald’s. Based on the description she provided, police were able to find Albino a few blocks from the store.
The girl told authorities that when she and Albino woke up, he took her to a McDonald’s where he bought her a soda, the affidavit says.
Police said when they interviewed Albino at the Snohomish County Jail he waived his Miranda legal rights and agreed to speak with officers.
Police said Albino told them he is homeless, has no phone number and lives on the streets.
Albino was also arrested on an unrelated trespassing warrant.