Police: Woman lured by man on Facebook lived in a closet, held as sex slave

A woman was held captive in a closet and sexually abused by a Richmond, Calif., man she met on Facebook a year ago, police said.

Richmond police have released limited details about 35-year-old Eulogio Constantino-Sanchez, who they said was arrested Monday on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, abuse and false imprisonment.

Police believe the woman was a victim of human trafficking.

The investigation began after police got a tip that a woman was being held against her will at a home in Central Richmond and was forced to live in a closet.


Detectives discovered that Constantino-Sanchez met the woman on Facebook and lured her to move from Nicaragua to the U.S. to live with him, police said.

Constantino-Sanchez, police said, made “promises of work and having a better life in the U.S.”

Once she arrived to the U.S. and moved in with him, the woman was sexually and physically abused daily for a year, police said.

On Monday, detectives went to Constantino-Sanchez’s home and found the woman, who police said was frightened.

Constantino-Sanchez’s was also inside the home and was taken into custody.

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