California Woman Held Captive Nearly 2 Months Was Beaten And Raped
This story is crazy. Seems like more and more of these kidnapping stories have been happening in recent years.
Three men were arrested Wednesday in what authorities described as the brutal rape of a 22-year-old woman who was held against her will on a rural Santa Rosa compound for nearly two months.
Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles and Guillermo Crestino Avina, both 34, from Santa Rosa and Jaime Gomez Cisneros, 52, of Watsonville were taken into custody about 4 p.m. at the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Cecile Focha said.
Barajas-Mireles, the alleged mastermind, was held on suspicion of aggravated sodomy, aggravated oral copulation and aggravated rape, Focha said.
His bail was set at $6 million because he was deemed a flight risk, she said.
Avina and Cisneros were held on suspicion of false imprisonment and of being accessories to the crime, she said.
Detectives believe the men began holding the woman sometime over the holidays at a gated property in the 3000 block of Stony Point Road. She reported she was beaten and sexually assaulted until her escape last week through an open door.
“It was brutal, absolutely brutal,” Focha said. “The woman was terrorized.”
The woman initially told Petaluma police she had been kidnapped at gunpoint from the Roseland neighborhood where she lived.
Damn, thank God she was able to find a way out. We hope she gets the help she’ll need to overcome the horror of what she experienced.
AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Christopher