The case of a kidnapping in Turlock came to a close Monday when the Arizona suspect agreed to a plea deal with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.
Aden Aden, 23, entered a no contest plea to a single charge of robbery and was sentenced to three years in prison. Aden was initially facing charges of kidnapping, robbery, auto theft, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
On April 10, the victim, a 19-year-old woman, was walking along the northbound Highway 99 shoulder, just south of the Monte Vista Avenue exit. A man, later identified as Aden, driving a Nissan Altima, pulled up alongside her and offered her a ride. The woman declined and continued walking, which is when she was attacked from behind, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP report said Aden grabbed the victim and was choking her while trying to force her into the backseat of the Nissan. The woman allegedly told Aden she would get into the car if he would just stop hurting her. She got into the car and when he was walking over to the other side she jumped out and took off running, according to the CHP.
The suspect caught her again and was choking her when a CHP officer arrived at the scene. The woman broke free from her attacker and ran to the officer, who put her in the backseat of his patrol car.
Aden was allegedly headed back to the Nissan when the officer stopped him and took him into custody.
The Nissan was reported stolen out of Tempe, Ariz.