| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:14 PM
She moved from New York to South Florida hoping to find a new job, but says she was held captive and forced to perform sex acts by a man who wanted to be her pimp.
The man, Livingston Douglas, of Lauderdale Lakes, is now facing charges that include...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:20 AM
Two Springfield residents have pleaded guilty to running a "kidnap scam," in which they extorted money from victims by threatening physical harm to loved ones they claimed to hold captive.
Jose Carrasquillo and Jennifer Rodriguez pleaded guilty Wednesday...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:15 PM
HARTFORD — A man who was sentenced to 78 years in prison in 2010 for kidnapping and murdering his girlfriend was resentenced Monday after the state Supreme Court overturned part of his conviction.
Darryl Crenshaw, 31, appeared before Judge Julia...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 3:46 PM
Authorities in suburban Philadelphia have filed charges against a just-terminated volunteer firefighter who they said held four firefighters hostage at gunpoint last week, firing one shot into a wall before surrendering an hour later.
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:53 PM
After a daylong manhunt, a fugitive accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing from authorities in an exchange of gunfire shot himself Monday as officers closed in, police said.
Officers tracked the man to a home...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:18 PM
"Come on, like, I'm not Gandhi," Elizabeth Smart remembers thinking when her father suggested she share her story with others.
At 14, Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her bed and subsequently held captive for nine months, during which she was...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 12:35 PM
The case of a Long Beach baby kidnapped and found dead near the Mexican border grew more mysterious Wednesday when investigators said the infant’s mother was followed and possibly approached by an assailant before the attack.
The mother was on her...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 1:47 PM
Police released surveillance video Friday showing the car of a suspected child predator, who they say abducted a 2-year-old girl in Gardena, then dropped her off 10 miles away in Cudahy.
Investigators are now searching for the man who they say was...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 5:20 AM
As a species, human beings are nothing if not predictable.
After every horrific disaster, whether man-made or natural, accidental or deliberate, we come together to collectively decide what we can do to prevent the next one, and in the case of the...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Police in Gardena say a 2-year-old girl who went missing Thursday afternoon was abducted, then found hours later in Cudahy after her kidnapper dropped her off.
Stacy Lopez was last seen about 4:55 p.m. near the intersection of 149th Street and Western...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 8:32 AM
The death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, marks another tragic turn for the family.
Here is a Q&A about the Getty family's triumphs and setbacks, assembled from the Los Angeles Times archives.
Who was J. Paul Getty?
He was an...