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A woman was found after being abducted, raped and "left to die" in the desert, police say



Amid charges against 54-year-old Stanley Lawton and his daughter Shania Poche-Lawton, 22, were kidnapped to commit robbery, attempted murder, rape and robbery, according to the complaint.

The military police found the alleged victim, i. cold and disoriented, off base during a routine patrol on November 6, according to Capt. Eddie Hernandez of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

"She is very lucky to be alive" after being accidentally found, Hernandez said. She was thrown out without food and water, he said. It is unclear how long she has been in the desert, he said.

The woman was treated at a hospital and was released, Hernandez said.

The suspects abducted the woman in a shooting around October 30 and at some point took her to a house in Palmdale, California. She has been with them "for at least a week," Hernandez told a news conference Friday. Investigators say the house belongs to Lawton.

"At one point, she was sexually assaulted," Hernandez said.

The woman, who is in her 40s, knew both, Hernandez said. Investigators do not know the motive and "there are many things" that have yet to be resolved, he said.

Lawton was arrested on Wednesday and Poche-Lawton early Thursday, Hernandez said. Both are facing seven charges, including three for robbing an ATM.

CNN failed to immediately identify a lawyer for the suspects.

The LA County Sheriff's Office is working with the North Las Vegas Police Department and the FBI case, and both suspects may face federal charges, Hernandez said.


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