A father and daughter from California abducted a woman from Las Vegas and held her captive for a week. They allegedly beat and raped her, before dumping her in the desert and leaving her to die, police said.
The woman, identified as being in her 40s, survived the ordeal and was found by military personnel near the Edwards Air Force Base outside of Los Angeles earlier this week.
The suspects, identified as 54-year-old Stanley Alfred Lawton and 22-year-old Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, allegedly kidnapped the woman at gunpoint before holding her at Lawton’s home in Palmdale, California. Police said that they believe that the father and daughter knew the victim, though the motive is unclear. They both face charges of kidnapping to commit a robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping from outside the state, rape, and first-degree ATM robbery.