Guy Busted in 10-Year Kidnap Case Faces 19 Years

Isidro Garcia charged with 5 felonies
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 22, 2014 11:45 AM CDT
Guy Busted in 10-Year Kidnap Case Faces 19 Years
Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, Public Information Officer for the Santa Ana Police Department describes how missing girl was located after 10 years during a media briefing outside the police station, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Santa Ana, Calif.    (Chris Carlson)

Prosecutors in Orange County have charged a man with kidnapping his former girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter a decade ago and repeatedly sexually assaulting her. Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged today with five felony counts, including forcible rape, kidnapping to commit a sexual offense, and three counts of lewd acts on a minor. In all, notes the LA Times, Garcia faces up to 19 years in prison if convicted. Police say Garcia forced the woman to marry in 2007 and fathered a daughter with her in 2012. (More Isidro Garcia stories.)

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