Hinckley, MN - A Minnesota woman was left to re-evaluate a past relationship after her ex-boyfriend was arrested in conjunction with a failed effort to kidnap her chained up as a sex-slave. Hmmm… Yep. Ending it was probably the right thing…
Jesse Michael Ericson, 45, was charged in District Court on Tuesday after police accused him of contracting with an undercover law enforcement officer to kidnap his ex-girlfriend and hold her as a sex slave.
According to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation began after informants told the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force that Ericson was seeking someone to murder an ex-girlfriend. Task force agents arranged a meeting between Ericson and an undercover officer posing as a hit man.
The criminal complaint describes two meetings where Ericson providing detailed information on the woman – including a picture of her, a diagram of her home and information on her movements. Ericson reportedly told the agent he would receive approximately $150,000 for the hit.
“The defendant then wavered between having her killed and keeping her chained up and using her as a sex slave,” the complaint said.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, Arizona – On May 5, Karley Rivera Saucedo, 22, was in a home with her 17-year-old sister and a baby when four men broke in demanding money and drugs. When they could give the men neither, Saucedo was kidnapped from the home and a Chevrolet SUV stolen. A week later, she was finally released unharmed from a home, freed by the work of the Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit who conducted a week of negotiations and spent countless hours of surveillance. Oscar Grijalva, 18; Jose Luna-Valenzuela, 22; Hilda Guitierrez, 29; Carlos Aguilar, 28, and two 17-year-old boys were arrested on charges of kidnapping, extortion, armed robbery, aggravated assault and vehicle theft. “This was a sophisticated group of naturalized citizens and illegal (immigrants) who chose to prey on vulnerable victims for monetary gain,” said Detective James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department. “Each had well-designed and specific tasks geared toward the success of their criminal operation.”…Continue Reading
I have yet to create an article on this missing girl as, well, she is just a missing girl no different from any other. The fact that she may have been kidnapped from the hotel she was staying in while her parents left her unattended to go out was not enough for me to warrant writing up anything about the case. If you are living under a rock, check here for all the details you would ever want to know about the case.
However, things took a turn when Portugese detectives now claim Madeleine McCann was not kidnapped at all, but rather specks of her blood on a wall suggest she died in the hotel room. Now, the friends of the McCanns have been placed under police surveillance. Portuguese detectives are to re-interview her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, together with six friends who dined together at a restaurant near the McCanns’ holiday apartment on the night she disappeared.
Diario De Noticias, a respected broadsheet, said Portuguese detectives had known for the past month that Madeleine had died on 3 May, and it said they had “definitively abandoned” the kidnapping theory.…Continue Reading
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Two women were arrested at the Interstate Inn in Blue Springs on Monday afternoon. Lauren M. Gash, 19, was charged with kidnapping and first-degree assault. Alisa D. Betts, 17,was charged with kidnapping. Bond has been set at $750,000 cash only for Gash and $500,000 cash only for Betts.…Continue Reading
Hayley Petit, Michaela Petit, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Dr. William Petit Jr. Courtesy Muldoon Photography.
CHESHIRE, Conn. – Two men broke into the home of William Petit Jr., 50, a prominent doctor, kidnapped his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and forced her to withdraw money from a bank early Monday morning. Jennifer was able to notify bank employees that she and her family were being held hostage and notified police. When police arrived at Petit’s house, the observed two men leaving in a station wagon while the house was engulfed in flames. After striking a couple police cruisers on their way out, the two men, not identified, were apprehended.
Inside the house they found a severely injured William Petit Jr as well as the dead bodies of his wife and his two daughters, Hayley and Michaela.
Petit, a well-known diabetes specialist, was in stable condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, his injuries nor the cause of his family members deaths, have been released. Authorities would not release the names of the suspects. The two men are due Tuesday in Meriden Superior Court.…Continue Reading
ENID, Oklahoma (AP) – A 12-year-old girl and her 10-year-old sister have been arrested for kidnapping. The pair broke into the house of Sheila Wells and took her 1-year-old son, Brandon, while she slept. They left a ransom note that simply stated “If you want to see your son again then you won’t call police and report him missing and you will leave $200,000 on the sofa tonight and we will return your son back safe,” and was signed “the kidnappers“.
There plan fell apart when the girl’s mother saw them with the baby and they told her they had found the baby in the corner. While the sister’s mother attempted to find Sheila Well’s number, the 12-year-old went to Sheila’s house and blamed her 10-year-old sister for the deed.
Wells retrieved her son and the police were called. The girls have not been formally charged, but were taken to Community Convention Center for juveniles.
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