Suspect in abduction of 3 girls in Durham abducted a teen last year, officials say

Juan Carlos Gutierrez

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he abducted three juvenile girls in Durham and took them to Johnston County.

Juan Carlos Gutierrez, 51, of Rose Garden Lane in Durham, was arrested on Futrell Way after the girls – ages 11, 13 and 15 – were found elsewhere in Selma.

Juan Carlos Gutierrez
Juan Carlos Gutierrez

The juveniles, who said they were abducted on Camden Ave. in Durham, were unharmed, police said.

Durham police said Gutierrez left a Durham apartment Monday with the three juveniles.

The children’s parents were unable to contact them after they left with Gutierrez.

The FBI tracked the girls to 22 Futrell Road in Selma. A neighbor in the duplex told CBS North Carolina off camera that the FBI took the 3 girls out of this home in the early morning hours Tuesday and searched a gray van in the driveway.

Gutierrez was charged with three counts of abduction of children and one count of providing a malt beverage.

Durham police said Gutierrez was charged with the abduction of a child last summer in Johnston County.

The Johnston County sheriff says it had an outstanding warrant from  August of 2015, which claims Gutierrez abducted a 14-year -old girl and brought her to the Masters Hotel.

There, deputies say he provided unfortified  wine to the child.

He is currently in the Johnston County Jail. Gutierrez’ first court appearance is set for Thursday.

While the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said it doesn’t know Gutierrez’ current immigration status, he has been removed from the United States in the past.

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