Luis Martinez-Romero in court

Update: Man caught on camera now charged with sexual assault

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In an update to a previous article, Wednesday Luis Martinez-Romero was charged with kidnapping of a minor and second-degree sexual assault. Martinez-Romero, 34, was caught on video kidnapping a 9-year-old girl Monday.

9-year-old pictured as she is abducted by unknown man

Girl’s kidnapping caught on camera

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A 9-year-old girl was abducted Monday on camera in Providence, Rhode Island. An unnamed girl is seen in this video being snatched from behind and put into a grey SUV. The suspect then returned the girl to the same location at a later time. It is not clear however if she was returned within the same day.

Hispanic man wrongly accused

Hispanic man wrongly accused of kidnapping

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A 55-year old Hispanic man is wrongly accused of kidnapping his grandson in Torrance, California. Abel Mata, a seventh-grade history teacher, was babysitting his two-year-old grandson on Friday morning when police showed up at the 700 block of Border Avenue.

Insider reports that a white woman started shouting at Mata for walking with his light-skinned grandson. She accused Mata of kidnapping the two-year-old toddler and called police. After questioning Mata, they quickly realized that someone had falsely accused him of a crime.

Woman wanted by police in attempted kidnapping

Woman wanted by police for attempted kidnapping

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Police are looking for the whereabouts of a woman who attempted to kidnap a 14-year-old girl in the city of Lake Forest, Orange County. On Tuesday, September 29, a 14-year-old girl was walking home from school around 12:30 pm when the incident occurred. While waiting for the light to change at the intersection of Lake Forest Drive and Serrano, a female driver approached the teenage girl. News Break states that the woman was trying to coerce the girl to get in her car by telling the victim that her mom was at the hospital.

1974 murder of teenage girl solved

1974 murder of teenage girl solved

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A 77-year-old man from Fort Worth Texas, has been arrested for the 1974 murder of a teenage girl on Monday morning. According to CBS Austin, police arrested Glen McCurley and charged him with capital murder for the slaying of 17-year-old Carla Walker

On February 17, 1974, Carla and her boyfriend parked outside a bowling alley during a Valentine’s Day party. The Washington Post reports that McCurley pistol-whipped the boy and then kidnapped Carla from the parking lot. Three days later, she is found stuffed inside an underground tunnel near Lake Benbrook.

The Most Seductive Serial Killers

The Most Seductive Serial Killers

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Serial Killers, what are they? Criminals, Psychopaths, and Charming? Believe it or not, most serial killers share traits of charm, kindness, and charisma. Some can use these traits in their favor, seducing victims and the public alike. These combined traits mimic their humanity and empathy for other human beings, making them the most dangerous and sinister predators of all. Here are some of the most charming serial killers that we have seen so far.

Officials search for missing one-month-old baby

Officials search for missing one-month-old baby

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An amber alert has been issued for one-month-old Armaidre Antwan Marquie Argumon, last seen on Friday, September 18. According to KSAT, the infant was last seen at 8:30 am in the 500 block of Old Forest Road in Wells, Texas. Armaidre is described as 22 inches tall and weighs 9 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a diaper.

Three family members arrested for murder of Newton woman

Three family members arrested for murder

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Three family members are arrested for the murder of a Newton, Mississippi woman. According to WLBT, first responders received a call around 10:30 am on Sunday, September 6. They arrived at 989 Pecan Road and found Marian Roncali dead at the residence. After first responders suspected Roncali’s death as foul play, police arrested 46-year-old Carlos Roncali. According to WTOK, investigators later issued arrest warrants for Carlos Roncali’s mother and father, Sherry and James Roncali.

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Perry Mason: Grisly True Crime Case Inspires HBO Series

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While this seemingly never-ending period of quarantine has gifted us plenty of television to obsess over (looking at you, Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, Upload, and so many others), no series compares to the darkly alluring pull of HBO’s Perry Mason.

39 Missing Children Found in Two Week Sex Trafficking Sting Opperation

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“Operation Not Forgotten” led by the U.S Marshals Service (USMS)  Missing Child Unit, Georgia state and local agencies along with others, worked together to find 39 children from Atlanta and Macon, Georgia.
According to a press release by the USMS, the state of Georgia and local agencies conducted a two-week operation that rescued 26 children and found the safe location of 13 others. 

Denver police looking for woman suspected of robbery, kidnapping

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Denver Police are asking for help finding a 20-year-old woman who is wanted on for robbery and kidnapping charges. Isabelle DelCastillo is the suspect in a robbery that happened at 4856 N. Chambers Rd. on June 22 just before 11 a.m. Police did not release any details about the incident. 

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Charges filed against California dad accused of driving off cliff with toddlers

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Attempted murder, kidnapping, child abuse, child abduction, criminal threats and burglary charges have been filed against a man accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck off Sunset Cliffs and into the ocean with his twin toddler daughters inside, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Man charged with kidnapping woman from Liberty car wash, robbing, sexually assaulting her

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A man is now facing charges after a reported kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault at a Liberty car wash. Terry E. Campbell, 35, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and two counts of armed criminal action.

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The 6-Year Search For A Texas Mom Who Kidnapped Her Daughter Comes To A Surprising End

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In 2014, Kevin Inks reported his daughter Penelope missing. She was then 11 years old. The search for Penelope ended when Madisonville police in Texas located Penelope alive but not well on April 3 — six years later. Penelope was found malnourished, hiding in a hotel room. Police also arrested her abductor, 37-year-old Heather Inks, Penelope’s mother.

What is Stockholm syndrome?

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Forty years ago, the term Stockholm Syndrome was coined at the end of a six-day bank siege. What is it and why is it cited time and again in hostage situations?

Netflix Documentary ‘Abducted In Plain Sight’ Is Getting A Spin-Off

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Just about everyone was hooked to Abducted in Plain Sight when it dropped on Netflix last year – and now, a podcast spin-off is set to launch.

The true-crime podcast, Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight will drop next month and is set to delve deeper into the kidnappings with never-before-seen audio and a host of new interviews.

According to Deadline the podcast will be hosted by the documentary’s director, Skye Borgman and will be the first podcast from the Obsessed Network by Patrick Hinds.

Farrukhabad: Man who took 23 kids hostage is killed, wife beaten to death by mob

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A NINE-HOUR hostage crisis in a village in UP’s Farrukhabad, where 23 children were held overnight by a 40-year-old man identified as a murder convict out on bail, ended with his killing by police. His wife died later in hospital early Friday after she was assaulted by a mob of local residents, police said.

One search, two boys found: The Missouri Miracle 13 years ago

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On January 12, 2007, FBI agents and police officers entered a small apartment in Kirkwood to cap their search for Ben Ownby, a boy who had been snatched four days before from a rural school bus stop in Franklin County. Sitting quietly on a sofa was a second boy, a teenager.

Injured woman is saved from being kidnapped by a man in a van

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An Alabama woman was rescued from a man who allegedly kidnapped her at knife point and forced her into the back of a van after a witness called police and reported the incident.

Brookside police said the call 911 call from an unidentified citizen came in around 2.45pm on Sunday.

According to police, the witness said the suspect kidnapped the woman while brandishing a knife on Brookside Coalburg Road.