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Postal Worker Reunited with Girl He Rescued from Human Trafficking
A postal worker was reunited with a girl he helped save from human trafficking. Crystal Allen, 16, went missing for 3 months until she might postal worker Ivan Crisostomo during her escape attempt. During that time, she says she was drugged, tortured, and sexually abused. Allen met Crisostomo at his postal facility to express her thanks. Allen, Crisostomo, and Allen’s mother looked back out how Allen was brought to safety. The ordeal started when Allen wound up in Sacramento, lured by someone she mistook for a friend. Then she found herself in the midst of drugs and sex trafficking. When her captors were driving through Oak Park, she jumped out of a car and got away. "They told me that they were taking me somewhere to hurt me. And then I kind of just thought I'd grow the balls and jump out the car," said Allen. Fortunately, Allen grabbed the phone of one of her captors before she fled. She was able to use that phone to contact her mother, and it allowed Crisostomo to further help her. "Until she handed the phone to Ivan and we spoke with him, we had no idea what was going on. We had no idea where she was or anything,” said Stacy Ohman, Allen’s mother. “She was frantic,” said Ohman, via KPIX. “I couldn’t even talk to her, she was so upset. I told her she had to reach out to someone for safety. She gave the phone to Ivan, and he instantly kicked into gear and told me that he would stay with my daughter.” “I heard this crying when I came out of the vehicle,” said Crisostomo, via KPIX. “So I approached her, and I asked her if she was afraid. She didn’t want to talk.” Crisostomo stayed with Allen until police arrived and took her to the hospital. "She started to point to her arm, saying, 'They were putting things in me. They were putting things in me. They are coming to get me,'" Crisostomo said. "She started to point to her arm, saying, 'They were putting things in me. They were putting things in me. They are coming to get me.’" She says she will always be grateful to Crisostomo for rescuing her.