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Newspaper received email claiming to be from woman's captors

Newspaper received email claiming to be from woman's captors

The San Francisco Chronicle says it received an email from an anonymous person claiming to be holding a California woman who was found safe Wednesday.

Senh: Good that she's found safe and sound.


Cleveland man accused of kidnapping, raping 3 women held on $8 million bond

The Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three young women and sexually abusing them for a decade was ordered held Thursday on $8 million bond as details emerged about what prosecutors called “a horrifying ordeal” in which the women were repeatedly beaten and assaulted.


Boy, 14, with hunting knife protects woman from rapist

A young woman who was abducted at gunpoint made a daring escape Wednesday night from her rapist into a house full of kids that was later set on fire by her attacker, police said.


Woman raped during 5-hour ordeal in her car; 3 arrested

A YOUNG woman's Christmas - and her life - was shattered Tuesday when she was kidnapped, raped, robbed and beaten in her own car by three teenagers over five hours, according to police.

Senh: How does one avoid something like this from happening, other than being extra careful at all times. The only positive out of this is that the victim is alive, and all of the perpetrators are arrested.


Kidnap industry funding Mali's 'gangster-jihadists'

A multimillion-dollar, kidnap-and-ransom industry in West Africa's dry north is funding al-Qaida-linked gunmen dubbed "gangster-jihadists."


Mother, kidnapped son back together after 5 years

A mother and her 7-year-old son have been reunited five years after the boy was kidnapped by his father and taken to Mexico, authorities said.


NYPD officer accused of threatening to kidnap and eat women

An New York City police officer is accused of threatening to kidnap, cook and eat women in a bizarre plot where he fantasized about how "tasty" one victim looked and said it would be easy to roast a person in his oven, officials said Thursday.


Infertile after rape at age 8, she’s now miracle mom-to-be

Left infertile after being abducted and raped as an 8-year-old back in 1990, Jennifer Schuett despaired of ever having a normal life – and a baby of her own. Schuett’s fallopian tubes had become blocked as a result of an infection she caught from her rapist, and her only hope was very expensive in-vitro fertilization.


Ex-cop convicted in 1957 murder of Ill. girl, 7

Maria Ridulph

A 72-year-old man was convicted Friday in the slaying of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched from a small-town street corner 55 years ago. Judge James Hallock pronounced Jack McCullough guilty of murder, kidnapping and abduction in one of the oldest cold-case murders to go to trial in the United States.


Woman dressed in scrubs tries to take newborn from a Southern California hospital in tote bag

A woman disguised in scrubs was caught trying to steal a newborn girl from a Southern California hospital in a tote bag after sensors attached to the baby alerted employees, Garden Grove police said.


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