Five from Bay Area arrested in Compton kidnapping

Five suspects arrested in connection with kidnapping of a Compton woman.

August 19, 2013 1:37:39 PM PDT
Five Bay Area residents are facing kidnapping charges in Southern California. The suspects are all from San Jose and Gilroy.

They're accused of kidnapping an 18-year-old woman at gunpoint in Compton, with the intention of forcing her into prostitution.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says the suspects took the young woman to a Moreno Valley motel. The victim was able to escape and alert a motel employee.

The woman pointed out her alleged captors to deputies just as they were trying to drive away.