SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento man is behind bars after being accused of kidnapping a 34-year-old Sacramento woman and raping her before driving her upstate to Ukiah in Mendocino County, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said on Saturday night at approximately 11:35 p.m. they noticed a vehicle with multiple code violations driving the 1300 block of North State Street in Ukiah.

The vehicle reportedly pulled into a parking space and the deputies conducting the traffic stop approached the car and identified the driver as Thao Vang, 33.

Vang was found to have an active felony warrant for his arrest from Butte County and was arrested without incident, the sheriff’s office said.

A female passenger in the front was identified as 33-year-old Christine Maxwell, of Marysville. A rear passenger was identified as a 34-year-old woman from Sacramento.

Deputies said the Sacramento woman appeared to be upset. She was shaking, crying, and had visible bruising on her body.

The victim told police Vang had kidnapped her and said she feared he and Maxwell were going to kill her.

Deputies later learned that the victim had been continually physically abused and was forced to engage in sexual intercourse with Vang multiple times.

Vang was arrested on multiple charges, including kidnapping, rape, and false imprisonment.

Maxwell was arrested on kidnapping and conspiracy charges.

Comments (3)
  1. Martha Clark says:

    Too bad there isn’t a device or something that women could train to use to protect themselves from harm.. Hmm…what could that be?

  2. ABC says:

    This woman making the accusation is making a false statement. God will reveal the truth and this woman knows that she and the male accused have been in a relationship and that she has been living with him and off of him for some time. The accusation is false because she was upset due to them having an argument and she is trying to frame him for something that someone else has done to her. I hope the media and the police do not just take her word for this just basically because she looked to be in a poor condition during the traffic stop. This woman or so-called “victim” is not telling the whole story. May God do his work and may justice take its course.

    1. Trying to pollute the potential jury so your friend/loved one can get off? Are you Vang’s mom or something? If what you claim is true, then why was he arrested? My dad was a cop, and they don’t charge people unless they have solid evidence, because they don’t want to be sued for false arrest. Also, they have to bring a suspect to trial within a certain time period, so they tend to wait until they have solid evidence implicating the suspect BEFORE they make an arrest. If they don’t have that evidence, they usually will hold them on a lesser charge until they find out what’s going on. This guy already had a felony warrant out, so he’d no angel. And the fact that they’ve already charged him with kidnapping tells me they have the additional evidence they need to take him to trial. So nice try, Associate-of-Suspect, but those of us who know anything about our legal system are taking your claims with a HUGE pile of salt!

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