Man Sentenced for Kidnapping, Dumping Woman

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    Cathy McCoy (L) and Christopher Carrera (R) in court during a August 2011 trial.

    A man who plead guilty to assaulting a young woman and dumping her naked along a South County freeway was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Wednesday.

    Christopher Carrera
    , 33, knew the woman found naked, slashed and badly bruised along state Route 125 on Aug. 18. His accomplice, 48-year-old Cathy McCoy, will be sentenced at later date.

    The woman told police she was abducted in an SUV while approaching a house in City Heights on Aug. 18, 2011.

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    Cathy McCoyand, 47, and Christopher Carrera, 32, face 25 years to life in prison for the alleged beating that ended on state Route 125 when a woman was found nude and badly injured in Spring Valley. (Published Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011)

    The victim gave a graphic testimony last year and said she was confronted when she went into a makeshift garage at a City Heights home to retrieve some of her clothing.

    The woman testified that Carrera beat her from his position in the driver's seat.

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    Several drivers pulled off the side of southbound lanes of SR 125 just south of SR 54 when they spotted the woman waving to flag down vehicles for help. She told several witnesses that she had been assaulted in the City Heights area and then dumped along the side of the road in Spring Valley. Artie Ojeda reports. (Published Friday, Aug 19, 2011)

    Police said McCoy and Carrera stopped the SUV on State Route 125, at which point Carrera pulled the victim out of the vehicle by her hair, before punching her in the face and kicking her.

    McCoy and Carrera fled the scene as the victim began waving to motorists for help, police said.

    McCoy and Carrera faced charges ranging from kidnapping, sexual assault and assault with a deadly weapon and intimidation, but the District Attorney's office did not file attempted murder charges last year.