Kidnapped Girl Found 18 Years after Being Abducted

By: Wallin & Klarich

An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Will Take All Steps Necessary to Neutralize Any Prejudice a Criminal Defendant Faces in the Press While Diligently Defending Against Serious Charges

A report filed by Elizabeth Espinosa for details the incredible story of a 29-year-old girl who was recently found after being kidnapped and held captive for 18 years. The girl was abducted nearly two decades earlier from a school bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, the crime being witnessed by her step-father. All this time, the girl was thought to be dead by both her parents and loved ones.

Authorities say that the 29-year-old women walked into a police station in Concord and told investigators that she was the girl who had been kidnapped 18 years earlier.


As investigators continue to explore the facts surrounding this case, they continue to uncover more unbelievable facts. According to a USA Today report, the kidnapped girl was kept in a shed in an Antioch backyard and bore 2 children by the suspect. The girl was kept isolated from the world and forced to live in a shed, tents and outbuildings.

The Antioch man is being held on $1 million bail for charges of kidnapping, rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sexual penetration. The man’s second wife is also being held on $1 million bail, charged with conspiracy and kidnapping.

A lewd act with a minor is a serious offense with serious ramifications, most notably the requirement to register as a sex offender. The attorneys with the Southern California Criminal Defense Firm, Wallin & Klarich, have experience dealing with serious, high profile crimes such as this one. We take the job of defending our clients very seriously and can call upon our vast resources and experience to mount a competent, compelling defense on your behalf.

If you have been accused of committing lewd acts with a minor in California, please contact our attorneys today for a consultation of your case. These types of charges are among the most serious a person can face, so hiring an experienced attorney to defend your rights would be a wise choice. Contact us today at 1-888-280-6839. Also, visit us online at to learn more about your case and what can be done.

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