Prosecutors charged a Laguna Hills man accused of plotting to have his underage teenage relative kidnapped and taken to Mexico, authorities announced Friday.
Jesus Acosta-Inchaorrondo, 58, is charged with soliciting to commit kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, dissuading a witness by force or threat and violating a protective order, according to a joint announcement from the Costa Mesa Police Department and the Orange County district attorney's office. He also faces a crime-bail-crime sentencing enhancement.
His arraignment was moved to Nov. 15 and bail was set at $1 million at a court hearing Friday.
Prosecutors said Costa Mesa police initially arrested Acosta-Inchaorrondo Aug. 27. He faced charges of forcible rape, sodomy by force, incest and criminal threats.
His church congregation at Iglesia Cristo Rompe Las Cadenas de OC reportedly raise the $100,000 necessary to bail him out of jail, and he was released 11 days after his arrest, authorities said.
This month, Acosta-Inchaorrondo reportedly tried to have his alleged victim kidnapped and taken to Mexico to prevent her from testifying against him. A Costa Mesa detective met with Acosta-Inchaorrondo, and believing the detective could carry out the kidnapping, Acosta-Inchaorrondo told the detective where the girl could be taken and that she should be left on a street in Mexico and threatened to not return, police and prosecutors said.