Three people have been found guilty of kidnapping a teenage girl with the intent of forcing her into prostitution.
A Sacramento County jury found David Mosqueda Savala, 25, and Pebbles Laura Savala, 23, guilty of aggravated kidnapping for the purpose of financial gain and felony assault. They also convicted Omar Mosqueda, 19, of kidnapping and felony assault, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release.
On July 4, 2012, the three reportedly lured a 14-year-old girl to Pebbles Savala's home for a party. Once there, the three defendants and others at the house beat the girl, then threw her out of the house.
As the girl was walking home, the defendants followed her down the street and threw her into David Savala's van. They then drove her to the Watt Avenue and Longview Drive area and threatened to make her work as a prostitute. They drove the girl back to the house and kept her there for 26 hours before finally allowing her to leave.
The defendants are to be sentenced Sept. 13 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Savage.