LOS ANGELES TIMES – A woman was held captive in a closet and sexually abused by a Richmond, Calif., man she met on Facebook a year ago, police said.
Richmond police have released limited details about 35-year-old Eulogio Constantino-Sanchez, who they said was arrested Monday on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, abuse and false imprisonment.
Police believe the woman was a victim of human trafficking.
The investigation began after police got a tip that a woman was being held against her will at a home in Central Richmond and was forced to live in a closet.
Detectives discovered that Constantino-Sanchez met the woman on Facebook and lured her to move from Nicaragua to the U.S. to live with him, police said.
Constantino-Sanchez, police said, made “promises of work and having a better life in the U.S.”
Once she arrived to the U.S. and moved in with him, the woman was sexually and physically abused daily for a year, police said.
On Monday, detectives went to Constantino-Sanchez’s home and found the woman, who police said was frightened.
Constantino-Sanchez’s was also inside the home and was taken into custody.