Two New Mexico women are awaiting extradition to Oklahoma after police say they met a teen boy on Xbox Live and drove 13 hours to abduct and sexually assault him.
Farmington Daily Times reports that Kristen “Kriste” Aragon (pictured left), 35, and Melissa Goelz (pictured right), 29, were arrested in Farmington, New Mexico, on April 17 on felony counts of kidnapping a 14-year-old boy and performing “lewd acts” on a minor. Authorities arrested the pair at a residence off of the 1200 block of South Butler Avenue.
According to court documents, Aragon and Goelz are accused of driving from Farmington to Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma, to pick up the boy after they played games and chatted with him on Xbox Live. Aragon allegedly asked for his phone number and began exchanging text messages with the victim. The boy told authorities that Aragon told him she “wanted to have sex with him” and asked for photos of his penis. The boy reportedly admitted to police that he complied, sending pictures of his private parts to the suspect on two different occasions.
The boy also reportedly said that initially, he told Aragon he was 17, but later admitted to her his true age, to which the suspect allegedly replied that she “already knew how old he was and that she knew his address before he told her.” Aragon is also accused of telling the victim she only lived 30 miles away from, but later admitting she lived in New Mexico.
On April 16, the suspects picked the victim up from nearby gas station, then performed sexual acts on him while they drove back to New Mexico, according to court documents.
Aragon reportedly told the boy that she “had driven 13 hours to get him so he was not going back” after he asked her to take him home. She also allegedly threatened to toss him out of the car naked if he kept asking.
The victim’s father reported him missing the same day. Authorities tracked the boy down by “pinging” his cellphone, although Aragon reportedly forced him to throw his SIM card out and reset his phone. Detectives then connected his abduction to Aragon after viewing the Xbox messages she sent to the victim.
Police were waiting on Aragon in her driveway when she pulled up a day after meeting the boy. The victim was inside the car with her. Authorities immediately detained the victim and called his father to let him his son had been found, according to the Claremore Daily Progress.
The FBI is currently reviewing the case for potential federal charges against the suspects.
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[Feature Image: Kristen Kriste Aragon and Melissa Goelz/San Juan County Adult Detention Center]