Long Beach Man Sentenced for Kidnapping Child’s Mother

A Long Beach man was sentenced to five years in state prison today for kidnapping his child’s mother, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office (LADA) announced.

Isaul Sandoval of Long Beach pleaded no contest to a single count of kidnapping, and also admitted prior convictions for receiving stolen property in 2008 and unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle in 2011.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John J. Lonergan sentenced Sandoval to five years in state prison, and Sandoval was also ordered to stay away from the victim for 10 years, the LADA said.

Prosecutor Presciliano Duran, deputy district attorney, said Sandoval and his child’s mother got into an argument on October 6, which led Sandoval to force the woman into his car and drive off.

The woman was able to get out of the car, and Sandoval led police on a high-speed pursuit from Paramount to Compton. He was ultimately apprehended, the LADA said.

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