Kidnapping

Former Juvenile Housed by CYA Kidnaps 7-Year-Old Girl in Sacramento (CA Penal Code §288)

Now 25 years old, Cedric Holland has a history of upsetting the Sacramento legal system.  7 years ago, Holland was convicted on an offense that eventually led to his being on the California sex offender registry – (CA Penal Code §288).  He was handed over to the California Youth Authority (CYA), which is now known as the California Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).  In May of this year, he kidnapped a 7-year-old girl who was walking with her mother near 54th and 47th in the early afternoon hours.  The girl was somehow taken from her mother, stuffed in the trunk...

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Attempted Carjacking in Greenbrae (CA Penal Code §215(a))

As Tina Humphrey (52), a contractor from Mill Valley, went about running errands in the Bon Air Shopping Center, it’s a good guess that becoming the victim of a carjacking was the last thing on her mind.  But, when Jeffrey Boyce, a Coos County man, came up to her as she was getting into her pickup truck, all of that changed in a split second.  It seems that Boyce was attempting to steal a car in order to reach the Russian Consulate in San Francisco as he bent Humphrey’s ear about a number of conspiracy theories he wholeheartedly believed.  Humphrey...

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Child Abduction and Kidnapping Laws in California

11-month-old Gabriela Quintero had a happy reunion with her mother nearly 5 hours after she was taken from their home in Amador Court.  Quintero’s mother had just placed her daughter into their jeep and run back into the house for some packages when the vehicle was stolen- with young Gabriela in the back seat.  The car, and the baby girl, was eventually found in Amargosa Court – nearly 6 miles from the abduction site.California laws concerning kidnapping are covered under Penal Code, § 207, 208, 209, & 209.5.  Here, kidnapping is defined as moving another person a substantial distance without...

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