3 charged in case of woman imprisoned, sexually abused

Feb 28, 2015 11:21 AM by News Staff

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California have charged three men in the case of a woman who reported being held captive and sexually abused for almost two months.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Sonoma County prosecutors on Friday charged Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles, the suspected group leader, with rape, forced oral copulation, forced sodomy, false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit the sexual assaults.

The 34-year-old man was also charged with enhancements to each of the six main charges alleging torture, causing great bodily injury, acting in concert and using an unspecified deadly weapon.

The other two men, Guillermo Cresteno Avina and Jaime Gomez Cisneros, were charged with six counts each of conspiracy to hold the woman against her will.

Lawyers for the men couldn't be reached for comment Friday.

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