Woman escapes kidnapping, sexual assault and death threats

Juan Guerrero and Emmanuel Guerrero

Two men who took part in kidnapping, sexually assaulting, and threatening a woman have been arrested.

Brownsville police saw the victim, a 20-year-old woman, walking down the street on August 11.

Police contacted Cameron County Sheriff deputies after she said she had just escaped from being kidnapped.

The woman told investigators that she had been taken by force the night before by Juan Guerrero.

She said she was at a gas station in Port Isabel with her co-worker when Juan came up to the car, grabbed her by the arm and took her to his apartment in Brownsville.

Juan then locked her in a room at the apartment, where a large party was going on.

She said that Juan was high on drugs and had a 12-gauge shotgun that he was using to threaten her.

Juan TMs uncle, Emmanuel Guerrero, who lives at the apartment, also threatened her with the gun.

Emmanuel told her that if she called police, "he would kill her".

The victim said she was sexually assaulted by Juan and forced to have sex with him and another woman.

The next morning she was able to escape when Juan and Emmanuel left the house.

After hearing what happened, deputies went to the car shop where Emmanuel worked.

Emmanuel took the deputies to the apartment and when they arrived, they found bottles from the party, clear plastic wrappers with cocaine residue, drug paraphernalia and 2 pounds 11 ounces of marijuana.

Emmanuel was charged with possession and admitted to having the victim at the apartment.

In Juan TMs room where the woman had been assaulted, deputies found pornographic movies.

A warrant was issued, and Juan was arrested on August 15.

Both men appeared before Cameron County Magistrate Judge Luis Saenz.

Juan TMs bond was set at $75,000 and Emmanuel TMs bond $7,500.