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Kidnapping

Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

In ourlast blog, we wrote of the Northridge kidnapping suspect’s capture in Mexico. This week, the man was formally read his charges – 37felony counts – to which he pleaded “not guilty.” Among some of those charges are accusations ofsexual assault andkidnapping. His 37 felony counts include: Kidnapping a victim under 14 Kidnapping to commit a crime First degreeburglary 34 sex offense counts…

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Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Caught in Mexico

Law enforcement recently reported that they have apprehended a man suspected ofkidnapping and assaulting a 10-year-old Northridge girl. The suspect was tracked down and arrested in Mexico at a Tijuana drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Working together, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had been concentrating their investigations near the California-Mexico border due to indicators that…

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79-Year-Old “Onion Field” Murderer Dies in Prison

Almost fifty years ago, the country was shocked at the murder of a Los Angeles police officer as well as the attempted murder of his partner. On March 10th, 1963, Gregory Ulas Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith were driving through Hollywood, CA looking for a liquor store to rob. Powell had grown up in a difficult family in Michigan and spent most of…

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Suspect Arrested in Mexico for Crime Committed 24 Years Ago

After 24 years, a suspect in the kidnapping and murder of C.R. from San Diego was arrested in Mexico. V.L.W. was wanted in connection with the murder that apparently was caused by a drug deal which did not go according to plan. In 1988, the Drug Enforcement Agency was investigating a drug deal involving $200,000 of methamphetamine. When one of V.L.W.’s business associates…

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Man Sentenced to 65 Years For Sexual Assault

A 30-year-old man from Huntington Beach was sentenced to 65 years behind bars for the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl. D.V. was accused of kidnapping, sodomy, and intercourse with a child. The developmentally disabled girl was asked by D.V. to help him move furniture in his apartment. He then proceeded to drag the girl by the hand to his apartment, even though…

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Kidnapping: Definition & Penalties

If you or a loved one has been accused ofkidnapping, there are probably many questions running through your mind. Whether or not these allegations are true, there are some facts that you should be aware of. According to the California penal code section 207-210, kidnapping is defined as forcibly, or through intimidation, taking another person into another country, state, county, or another part…

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6-Year-Old Safe After Attempted Kidnapping in Monrovia, CA

On Friday, November 4th, a 6-year-old boy escaped after being taken from his front yard. The boy was reportedly playing outside his home at about 4 p.m. He stated that a man grabbed him around his stomach and covered his mouth with the other. The boy began biting the man and kicking, causing the kidnapper to fall and drop him. The boy immediately…

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