PALMDALE, Calif. - A Palmdale man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and keeping her against her will for ten days in his apartment.
The Daily News of Los Angeles reports (http://bit.ly/1f8ixEJ) 19-year-old Giovanni McKinnis was booked for investigation of attempted murder, kidnapping and false imprisonment. He's being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
The woman was found Saturday in an apartment after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies investigated a report that she had gone missing. Authorities say the woman had been choked and sexually assaulted. She was taken to a nearby hospital for several injuries and later released.
Authorities say the victim's mother saw the alleged assault and kidnapping on Christmas Day but didn't call police because she feared McKinnis.
Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com.