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Calif. Man Arrested After Girlfriend He Allegedly Tortured and Held Captive for a Month Escapes

Saul Ortega, 29, was arrested Saturday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office

Saul Ortega, a 29-year-old Modesto resident was arrested for multiple charges, including kidnapping and torture of his girlfriend on Dec. 4, 2021.
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, torture and rape after his girlfriend, who he allegedly held captive for a month, escaped and reported him to authorities. 

Saul Ortega, 29, was arrested Saturday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office on multiple charges for allegedly abusing his 25-year-old girlfriend, a Modesto resident who has not been named. 

She was held against her will for approximately one month, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

For more on this story, go to NBC News.

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