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A father and daughter were arrested in California earlier this week after police say they kidnapped a woman at gunpoint in Las Vegas and held her captive for nearly a week in Southern California, where they raped, sexually assaulted and ultimately left her to die in the desert north of Los Angeles.
“She’s very lucky to be alive,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Eduardo Hernandez said in a Friday news conference.
The article goes on to state the following:
Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, was arrested Wednesday in Palmdale, Calif., while a woman [who] officials identified as his 22-year-old daughter, Shaniya Nicole Poach Lawton, was apprehended in the same place early Thursday.
“It’s a vicious case,” Hernandez said.
“It’s not clear how long the woman in her 40s was in the desert or why she was released,” Trib Live reported. “She was left without food or water and was reportedly cold and suffering from exposure to the elements when she was found. She was treated at a hospital and released, Hernandez said.”
Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, dumped the woman off a highway near Edwards Air Force Base north of Los Angeles, where she was found by military personnel early Wednesday.https://t.co/6wS55fn7sg
— BakersfieldNow (@bakersfieldnow) November 9, 2019
A father and daughter, accused in the kidnapping, were allegedly both armed when they took the victim by force. Stanley Alfred Lawton and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton have since been arrested in Palmdale, Calif. @NLVPD and The FBI were involved in the case.
— Ricardo Torres-Cortez (@rickytwrites) November 9, 2019
Jail records show that 54-year-old Stanley Alfred Lawton and 22-year-old Shaniya Poche Lawton are each being held on $1 million bail. The father is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
Story first reported by @NBCLA @LeonardFiles.
— Stefanie Dazio (@steffdaz) November 8, 2019
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