Pregnant teen held 9 days, beaten by boyfriend

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Posted: Feb 09, 2012 8:57 AM
Pregnant teen held 9 days, beaten by boyfriend

Police say a pregnant teenager was held captive nine days in a California home, where she was bound with tape and beaten by a jealous boyfriend.

Investigators say the 18-year-old victim was allowed to leave the San Joaquin Valley home on Saturday and she called police.

She says 21-year-old Richard Garibay became enraged when he found a text message from another man on her cellphone.

Investigators say Garibay beat her and used tape to bind her arms and legs while threatening her with a handgun in the Ceres home south of Modesto.

Police say Garibay's friend, 20-year-old Armando Osegueda, helped restrain the pregnant teenager.

The Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/wvldZ4) says Garibay was arrested on Tuesday.

Osegueda is also in jail as an accessory.

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Information from: The Modesto Bee, http://www.modbee.com