Kidnapping

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Suspected Richmond Pimp Could Stand Trial For Kidnapping Charges

A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge will hear evidence Monday to decide whether a suspected pimp should stand trial on charges of kidnapping a human trafficking victim on her way to a police interview in El Cerrito.

07/14/2014

Sierra Lamar (CBS)

Grand Jury Transcripts Released In Sierra LaMar Case, Details DNA Evidence Found By Investigators

More than two years after Sierra LaMar went missing, court documents were released showing what investigators said they discovered — evidence that may link the suspect to the Morgan Hill teenager.

07/12/2014

Sierra LaMar

Judge Orders Release Of Grand Jury Transcripts In Kidnap-Murder Of Teen Sierra LaMar

A judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Friday ordered the release of thousands of pages of transcripts from proceedings by a county grand jury that indicted a man in the 2012 murder-kidnapping of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.

06/27/2014

Jose Luis Valencia

Suspect In Sunnyvale Daughter Kidnapping, Mother Stabbing Arrested

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officers on Tuesday arrested a 44-year-old man in the kidnapping of his young daughter and the attempted murder of the girl’s mother last week, officers said Thursday.

06/26/2014

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Abducted Sunnyvale Girl Returned Safely To Mother After Stabbing

An 8-year-old girl who was abducted by her father after he allegedly stabbed her mother in Sunnyvale Thursday night was found safe, police said.

06/20/2014

Alicia Ortez (Source: San Pablo Police)

Missing San Pablo Children Found After Amber Alert, Mother Arrested In Father’s Killing

A San Pablo father of three who was killed allegedly by his children’s mother has been identified as 43-year-old Oscar Anguiano, a police commander said Tuesday afternoon.

06/10/2014

(L-R) Hugo Ortez, Merari Ortez and mother Alicia Ortez (San Pablo Police Dept.)

Amber Alert Issued After Man Found Shot Dead In San Pablo; Wife, 3 Kids Missing

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for three abducted children whose father was found shot to death Monday morning in San Pablo, according to the California Highway Patrol.

06/09/2014

Suspects (left to right) Derrick Harper, Roy Gordon Eric Beman were charged with with conspiracy to commit human trafficking, torture, mayhem and kidnapping for extortion in Contra Costa County. (City of Pittsburg)

Three Charged In Brutal Contra Costa County Sex Trafficking Ring

Three Northern California men are facing charges in what prosecutors say was a brutal sex trafficking ring in which women were raped and beaten and one was branded with a clothes iron.

06/06/2014

Isidro Garcia is accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in 2004. (credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

SoCal Woman Found 10 Years After Kidnapped As Teen Sex Slave; Suspect Arrested

A woman who was 15 when she disappeared from her California home a decade ago has contacted police and told them she was kidnapped by a man who sexually assaulted her, forced her into marriage and fathered a child with her, authorities said Wednesday.

05/21/2014

Antolin Garcia-Torres

Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty Against Suspect In Sierra LaMar Murder Case

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Monday that his office will seek the death penalty against Antolin Garcia-Torres in the 2012 kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar in Morgan Hill.

05/19/2014

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