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Hundreds attend a vigil June 16, 2014, calling for the return of three teenage boys kidnapped in the West Bank.  (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

NYC Vigil Held Calling For Return Of Teens Kidnapped In West Bank

Several Jewish groups held a prayer service and vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan on Monday for three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.

06/16/2014

Purported video of Boko Haram leader claiming responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls (credit: CBS 2)

U.S. Deploying Personnel, Assets To Nigeria As Terror Group Claims Responsibility For Kidnappings

Girls as young as 12 were captured to be sold as sex slaves for as little as $12 each. They are being held by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.

05/06/2014

Jean Joseph and Tara Pinnock (credit: CBS 2)

2 Arrested In Utah After NYC Woman Says She Was Kidnapped, Beaten & Forced Into Prostitution

Two people have been arrested after a woman told police she was abducted from a New York City street, beaten and forced into prostitution before she escaped in downtown Salt Lake City.

04/01/2014

John Esposito convicted in the 1992 abduction of Katie Beers was found dead in his cell at Sing Sing prison. (Credit CBS 2)

Parole Board: Katie Beers’ Captor Would Have Been Denied Release

John Esposito died last week of natural causes at Sing Sing prison in Ossining. He did not know of the decision when he died.

09/09/2013

A police sketch of a suspect who cops say is wanted for kidnapping a woman off her bike in Queens. (credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Group Of Suspects In Queens Kidnapping

A woman was riding her bike when she was hit by a Honda Odyssey and then pulled into the van, where she told police she was blindfolded, tied-up and beaten by at least four men, police said.

07/25/2013

The warehouse on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City where prosecutors said a businessman was held and tortured for a month by a group of men looking for $3 million in ransom. (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Accomplices In Brutal Queens Kidnapping, Ransom Plot Flee The Country

NYPD Commissioner Kelly said Thursday that detectives were also looking for a man in New York City. Three others are being held without bail.

05/23/2013

Telephone Handset (file / credit: clipart.com)

Nassau County Police Looking For Victims Of Telephone Kidnapping Scam

Since Nov. 1, someone has been calling people, telling them a family member has been kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident, police said. The male caller then demands a payment, usually through Western Union, to save or help the family member.

12/04/2012