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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A Gwinnett County teenager’s friends came to her rescue after she texted for help during an attack.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A Gwinnett County teenager’s friends came to her rescue after she texted for help during an attack. The 16-year-old told police she was walking home on Aug. 20 when she was attacked. The police report says the suspect jumped out of a car, grabbed the girl’s neck and forced her into the woods. The teen told police two other men in the car yelled at her attacker. While her head was down, she was able to text her location to a friend. The attacker and the other men fled when the girl’s friends arrived. Police arrested 19-year-old Jose Hernandez-Ruiz Tuesday and charged him with kidnapping and sexual battery. He was being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center Friday. The police report says the victim was not physically injured. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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