| May 5, 2014
| 10:47 AM
For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies.
In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Elizabeth Smart on Thursday cautioned the public against rushing to judgment in the case of a woman who was allegedly kidnapped at 15 years old and waited 10 years to come forward.
“It’s so easy for us to be curious and think, ‘Why...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:42 AM
The attorney for a man accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her captive for 10 years ago strongly denied his client did any wrong and treated the alleged victim "like a queen."
Isidro Garcia's attorney, Charles Frisco said the woman, now 25, was...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:00 PM
"I was no one." These four words are the refrain of Mireille Duval Jameson, a young Haitian American attorney held captive for 13 days and brutally tortured by local criminals in Port-au-Prince. The story told in Roxane Gay's debut novel, "An Untamed...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:57 AM
A former volunteer at a northwest suburban church has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two more developmentally disabled boys, prosecutors said.
Robert Sobczak, 20, of Hoffman Estates, was sentenced in Cook County court Tuesday to seven years in...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Israeli troops tightened their clampdown on the West Bank city of Hebron and its environs Sunday, hoping to find three Jewish teens missing and presumed abducted by Palestinian militants.
About 80 Palestinians were arrested overnight, mostly from the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Israeli security forces were conducting a large-scale search Friday for three teenagers who disapeared in the West Bank and were feared to have been abducted by Palestinian militants.
Families of the Israeli teenagers – one of whom is believed...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Santa Monica police Thursday detained a woman they say may be mentally ill after she allegedly made a false report that her child had been kidnapped.
The Santa Monica Police Department said it received a report of a child abduction about 3:40 p.m. in...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Crime was front and center in Southern California news this week, starting Monday when “The Shield” actor Michael Jace allegedly shot wife April to death at their Hyde Park home.
The 51-year-old actor, who police say shot his wife after she...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:06 AM
An Arcadia high school teacher who was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping three students at knife point has been placed on administrative leave indefinitely, school officials said.
John Edward Maust, 34, was taken into custody Sunday on suspicion of...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram continued to languish in captivity, according to news reports Monday.
The latest abductions follow dozens of...