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Woman rescued after being held captive in closet for a year

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    Eulogio Constantino-Suarez, 35, of Richmond, has been booked on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, corporal injury, false imprisonment and conspiracy, the Richmond Police Department said in a statement.
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RICHMOND, Calif. » Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused almost daily for a year.

The woman was discovered when police and Homeland Security agents raided a Richmond home earlier this week.

Eulogio Constantino-Suarez, 35, of Richmond, has been booked on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, corporal injury, false imprisonment and conspiracy, the Richmond Police Department said in a statement.

A second man was arrested in the case but authorities didn’t release any information about him.

It’s unclear whether Constantino-Suarez is represented by a lawyer who could comment on the arrest.

Police said Constantino-Suarez met the woman on Facebook about a year ago and lured her from Nicaragua with promises of work and a better life in the U.S.

Instead, she said she was held captive and abused in the home about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Richmond police said they were alerted about the woman by a Homeland Security agent and by an advocacy group the woman had contacted.

Officers were able to contact the woman by phone and determine her location.

Homeland Security said in a statement it is working closely with Richmond police investigators "in an ongoing probe into a possible case of forced servitude."

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