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Dad: 3 marines kidnap, assault son

Posted: 1:23 PM, Sep 22, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-22 20:23:44Z

A dad said his son was beat up and kidnapped by three marines Sunday morning.

At about 2:44 a.m., Bakersfield police officers were sent to the downtown Mercy Hospital regarding a report of a kidnapping.

Officers said they contacted a man who said he was lured, via social media, to a residence in the 2800 block of Lee Drive where he was confronted by three masked men. 

Sgt. Joe Grubbs with the Bakersfield Police Department said that the three men bound, assaulted and held the victim against his will for 20-30 minutes before being released. 

The man suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Detectives were called to investigate and were able to identify and locate the suspects in the 5500 block of Monitor Street. 

Detectives arrested three Bakersfield residents; 20-year-old Sergio Medina; 19-year-old Rodrigo Sanchez and 19-year-old Leonardo Ortiz on charges of robbery, false imprisonment, assault with great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, and criminal threats.

The assault was the result of an alleged affair the victim had with one of the suspects’ wife, Grubbs said. 

The father of the victim said that his son was going to be sworn in as a member of the Army Monday and that his son is currently on dialysis as his kidneys have failed.