According to the court documents, the 48-year-old defendant, Sandra, who prosecutors claim took part in her ex-boyfriend’s daughter’s kidnapping, claims she is innocent after she recently took the stand. The 48-year-old woman and her 25-year-old son Mark were charged with multiple charges, including: conspiracy to commit a crime, se-ual penetration by force, kidnapping, torture and other charges. Both defendants were found guilty of all charges related to the kidnapping. Sandra is facing a potential sentence of life in prison without parole and Mark a life sentence with the possibility of parole.
Per reports, after the 48-year-old defendant was kicked out of her ex-boyfriend’s, Johan, home, she made a plan to scare his 10-year-old and 13-year-old daughters so they would go back and live with their mother outside the US and Sandra would go back and live with Johan. Shortly after Sandra was kicked out of Johan’s home, she called her cousin Miguel. During an interview with investigators, Miguel, who is also charged, reportedly said that Sandra called him and told him that she wanted to scare the little girls.
Miguel is also a state’s witness after pleading guilty and now faces a sentence of 15 years to life in prison. The woman told her cousin that they should kidnap the girls, take them somewhere and remove their clothes. During the trial, the 13-year-old victim, who was not identified due to her age, reportedly said that the attackers waited until she got off the school bus before they taped her eyes and threw her into a trunk of a vehicle.
The victim also told prosecutors that the kidnappers then took her to a place where they removed all her clothes, beat her and se-ually assaulted her with a stick. The kidnappers then left the child tied to a tree for hours. The brave then-13-year-old girl eventually escaped and then managed to walk and call the authorities. During an interview with investigators, Miguel reportedly said that he agreed to help Sandra because she promised to introduce him to a paralegal who could help him with a child custody dispute involving his sons. Both defendants are being held without bail ahead of their sentencing, which is scheduled for November 21, 2023.
Featured Image – Mother Sandra | Her son Mark