Nicaraguan Woman Lured to US and Forced into Closet for a Year – Raped and Beaten Daily
The media reports did not include any information on the legal status of the suspect or victim.
NBC Bay Area reported:
A woman was forced to live in a closet at a home in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood for a year while she was sexually and physically abused on a daily basis, police said.
Authorities arrested 35-year-old Eulogio Constantino-Sanchez, of Richmond, and an unnamed male relative at the home in connection with the incident, police said.
The woman, who police said had been lured from her home in Nicaragua with the promise of work and a better life in the U.S., was able to contact an agent from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She told the agent she was being forced to live in a closet and was being held against her will, police said.
The agent contacted Richmond police detectives working out of the recently opened West Contra Costa Family Justice Center, while advocates from the organization STAND! For Families Free of Violence contacted Richmond police detectives as well, police said.