A Ventura County man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after being convicted of kidnapping, and threatening to kill an ex-girfriend.
Rudy Soto of Oxnard was sentenced in federal court in Los Angeles for the September, 2010 crimes. Prosecutors say the now 26 year old man traveled to Los Angeles with an accomplice where he went to the victim’s home, and when she refused to leave with him, dragged her into a waiting truck.
He drove south with the woman, telling her he was going to kill her in Mexico.
When they reached the border crossing, the victim screamed for help, and Mexican authorities detained Soto, before turning him over to U.S. Customs and Border agents. The young woman was shaken, but unhurt.
Prosecutors say Soto’s accomplice, identified as Erin Nicole Fisher, is being prosecuted separately.