Latest Kidnapping News

Man gets 30 years for kidnapping woman missing since 2013

Sep. 19, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a South Carolina man to 30 years for kidnapping a woman he was having an affair with who hasn't been seen for nearly six years. A Horry County jury found Sidney Moorer guilty Wednesday. His wife, Tammy Moorer, began serving a 30-year sentence for kidnapping Heather...

Man charged in kidnapping of ride-share driver in California

Sep. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area authorities have charged a man in connection with the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of a Lyft driver last week. The Richmond Police Department said Wednesday prosecutors charged Marcus Dean with kidnapping and attempted murder after he allegedly held...

Missouri man charged with holding woman against her will

Sep. 19, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been charged with holding a woman against her will for nearly two months and assaulting her repeatedly. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 37-year-old Joshua Bedell is jailed on $100,000 bond on one count of kidnapping and multiple counts of sodomy and...

Man found guilty of holding woman captive, raping her

Sep. 19, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been convicted of holding a woman against her will in her suburban Kansas City apartment for several weeks and sexually assaulting her. The Kansas City Star reports that jurors found 38-year-old Anthony Darryl Allen guilty Wednesday of one count aggravated kidnapping and two...

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew. Testifying as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged...

Authorities: Child who vanished from park was kidnapped

Sep. 18, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities believe a 5-year-old girl who disappeared this week while playing with a sibling at a New Jersey playground was taken against her will. State police issued an Amber Alert late Tuesday night for Dulce Maria Alavez, who was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday at Bridgeton city...

Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness. 6ix9ine - his rainbow-colored hair gone but trademark "69" tattoo on his...

Police: Man broke into home killed tenant, raped woman

Sep. 17, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man broke into the home of a woman he knows, killed a tenant, then raped the woman when she got home and discovered the dead body. Hoeup Honn was held without bail at his arraignment Tuesday pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger. Not guilty pleas to...

Warrant: MS-13 member kidnapped, assaulted teen

Sep. 17, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man in Tennessee is being accused of kidnapping and assaulting a teenager who refused to join the MS-13 street gang. News outlets report 18-year-old Franklin Pineda-Caceres was arrested and charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping and reckless endangerment. He's being held on a...

Man sentenced for assaulting, kidnapping former girlfriend

Sep. 17, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who assaulted his former girlfriend with a knife and then kidnapped her has been sentenced to nine years in state prison. Rudolf Szoradi will also have to serve five years of supervised release under the sentence imposed Monday. The 51-year-old New York man had pleaded guilty to...