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.
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.
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.
Police in Fremont plan to increase patrols around an elementary school after an unknown man in a car offered a 10-year-old boy walking in the area a ride home Friday afternoon.
A 48-year-old man wanted for a 1986 attempted murder and kidnapping out of Salinas was arrested Thursday in Watsonville after a police officer found he was living under assumed identities, police said Friday.
Mountain View police have arrested a man they said was involved in two kidnappings Sunday.
An investigation is underway after a teenage girl reported being kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning in Oakland, and then dropped off near Piedmont and Ashby Avenues in Berkeley.
Oakland Police Department are asking the public’s help with an investigation of a kidnapping, sexual assault that happened this week on San Pablo Ave. during broad daylight.
A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint from a big-box store parking lot and robbed Monday in East San Jose had agreed to meet two men she met on Craigslist to buy iPhones, according to police.
A report of a kidnapping that shut down BART service through San Francisco during rush hour Friday evening had no merit, according to a police spokesman.