Kidnapping suspect captured by police

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With only a picture of the suspects vehicle, it took authorities over 24 hours to locate and arrest the man accused of kidnapping a ten year old girl.

Guam – 53-year old, Paul Santos Mafnas pulled up in his silver Rav 4 along side a little girl who was walking behind the Docomo Building in Tamuning on Thursday morning, forcing the child into his car using a weapon.

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For half an hour the child’s whereabouts were unknown and while GPD provided little details about what Mafnas did to the child after kidnapping her, arresting documents indicate that Mafnas raped the minor before dropping her outside the Tamuning Elementary school.

On facebook, Mafnas appears to be a family man married with children, his facebook provides a glimpse into his life indicating that he appears to be an upstanding citizen involved in community efforts to protect the island’s environment. But there is no indication that he would be capable of kidnapping and raping a child.

It was on Saturday that detectives tracked down the silver Rav 4, which led them to the arrest of the Mangilao resident.

Paul Santos Mafnas Jr was charged for the following offenses: Kidnapping; Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree; Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree; Felonious Restraint; Unlawful Restraint; Use of a Deadly Weapon in Commission of a Felony; Reckless Conduct; Indecent Exposure; Terrorizing; Assault with the Intent to Commit CSC and Child Abuse. He was booked and confined.

This case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution.

 

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.