A woman was abducted from downtown San Francisco on Saturday and possibly sexually assaulted, police said Monday.
The 21-year-old victim was at a bus station at Folsom and Spear streets about 7 p.m. when she went out to have a cigarette and met an unknown male suspect who reportedly grabbed her tablet before pushing her into an unknown sedan where two other male suspects were waiting, police Sgt. Danielle Newman said. The suspect who pushed her into the vehicle did not get in the car with them.
The suspects took the victim to an unknown residence in the Mission district, where she may have been drugged and assaulted, Newman said. On Sunday, she was able to convince one of the suspects to let her call a friend to pick her up. One of the suspects walked her to the 2300 block of Mission Street where she called police instead and the suspect was arrested.
He was identified by police as 34-year-old Carlos Artaga of San Francisco, Newman said. He was booked on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and sexual battery.
The victim is being treated at the hospital, Newman said.