Oregon woman says texting 911 saved her life

A man was arrested after his victim texted 911.

Posted: Mar 9, 2018 12:06 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2018 7:40 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon kidnapping victim said texting 911 saved her life.

The woman only wants to be known as Kinsey. She said she was standing outside of a 7-Eleven, when Douglas Braaten offered her a ride home.

Kinsey said she didn't know the 61-year-old but got out into his vehicle anyway.

Instead of taking her home, Kinsey said Braaten drove her to the Columbia River Gorge and sexually assaulted her.

During the drive, she discretely texted 911 and got a response. When she got the chance, Kinsey said she called 911 and kept the phone out of sight.

She believes dispatchers tracked the phone to find her location.

"They opened the car door, told him to step out. Next thing I hear are handcuffs going on him."

Braaten was arrested on charges of kidnapping and sex abuse.

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