Yuma man, grandmother arrested in kidnapping case

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Associated Press

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 16 at 8:00 AM

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma police say a man and his grandmother have been arrested on kidnapping charges involving a teenage girl who was missing for more than two months.

Police officers say they found the 15-year-old girl Wednesday inside a Yuma home and returned her to her parents.

Authorities say 18-year-old Manuel Swayze allegedly kept the girl against her will at the home for 68 days and allegedly had sexual contact with her. They say Swayze has been booked into jail on charges of kidnapping and sexual conduct with a minor.

Swayze's grandmother also was arrested and booked for kidnapping and hindering prosecution. Police say Mona Swayze allegedly was aware of the girl being held and assisted in keeping the teen at the home against her will.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com

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