Kidnapping

The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment "G" is photographed in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Police claim friendly neighbor was kidnap-rapist

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who says she was abducted by a man a decade ago who forced her to marry him and who fathered her child told KABC-TV that she’s happy and […]

05/22/2014

Kidnapping victim crashes car to escape abductor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with abducting two women in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of whom crashed a vehicle on a freeway to escape the kidnapper after he […]

05/01/2014

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Hundreds of new charges filed in Ohio kidnap case

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man has been indicted on hundreds of additional charges related to accusations that he held three women captive in his home for a decade and raped them. A […]

07/12/2013

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Maine teens wary of social media after homicide

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The death of a 15-year-old Maine girl allegedly killed in a bizarre kidnapping plot involving a fake Facebook profile has prompted some of her classmates to scale back their social media […]

05/30/2013

Ariel Castro, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga County Corrections Center booking photo. (AP Photo)

Prosecutor: Suspect lured Ohio captives into car

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ariel Castro was ordered held on $8 million bail Thursday as prosecutors laid out more of their case against the man accused of imprisoning three young women, saying he lured them into […]

05/09/2013

Ariel Castro appears in court. (AP Photo)

Man accused in kidnapping of three women will be under suicide watch

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor in Cleveland says the three women who were missing for about a decade until they were found Monday in the home of Ariel Castro had been beaten repeatedly and sexually […]

05/09/2013

Ariel Castro appears in court. (AP Photo)

Cleveland man arraigned on rape, kidnap charges

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man accused of raping and kidnapping three women, who were missing for about a decade before being found alive at his home, was ordered held Thursday on $8 million bail. Ariel […]

05/09/2013

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Camera recorded LA kidnap suspect entering Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The main suspect in last month’s abduction of a 10-year-old girl was recorded on video crossing the border into Mexico, Los Angeles police said Friday.

04/05/2013

Texas boy kidnapped 8 years ago now seeing parents

HOUSTON (AP) – The parents of a Texas boy found in March after being kidnapped as an infant eight years ago are having weekly therapy sessions with the child in hopes of regaining custody. A […]

09/12/2012

Attempted kidnapping in Garden Grove

(CNS) – A woman was taken into custody today on suspicion of trying to abduct a newborn from Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, police said. The woman is accused of attempting to abduct the […]

08/06/2012

Calif. man sentenced to prison for kidnapping son

(AP) – A judge has sentenced a California man to 27 months in prison for abducting his son and taking him out of the United States in 2008 without his ex-wife’s consent. John Silah was […]

08/06/2012