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Charges Dropped Against Kidnap Suspect, Will Be Released From Jail

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David Calderon's mug shot (credit: Weld County DA) and his home (credit: CBS)

David Calderon’s mug shot (credit: Weld County DA) and his home (credit: CBS)

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)- The man suspected of kidnapping a teenage girl and sexually assaulting her will be released from jail on Wednesday afternoon.

The Weld County District Attorney has decided not to immediately file charges against David Calderon.

Calderon, 38, was arrested Thursday after the 16-year-old girl allegedly escaped from his home in Johnstown where she told police she had been held against her will.

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim told police she was approached by Calderon’s vehicle while standing outside Hay’s Market in Johnstown.

When he asked her for a lighter he grabbed her and pulled her inside of his vehicle. The victim told police Calderon drove her to his home and threatened to “hunt her down” if she tried to run.

During the nearly two days she was with Calderon, the victim told police he hit her, threatened her with a gun and touched her inappropriately. The 16-year-old also told police Calderon took her to what she believed were drug deals in Fort Collins and Milliken.

In the affidavit, Calderon denied kidnapping the victim and holding her against her will. He told police the victim willingly got inside of his vehicle and went to his home.Calderon also denied hitting the victim and said the victim told him she was 18.

Weld County DA Ken Buck said the investigation remains active and charges could be filed against Calderon at a later time.

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