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Lorain woman faces additional charges in alleged abduction attempt

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    Ana Cotto-Rivera

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ELYRIA — A Lorain woman already indicted on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, domestic violence and felonious assault from an August incident in Oberlin has been indicted on charges of kidnapping, felonious assault and domestic violence from an incident that occurred in June.

Ana Cotto-Rivera, 21, of West 14th Street, Lorain, was indicted on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault and domestic violence, according to the indictment released Thursday.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was the victim in both incidents, according to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will.

The case was bound over to a county grand jury from Oberlin Municipal Court in October.

According to the docket from Oberlin, Cotto-Rivera and the victim met while Cotto-Rivera was a 14-year-old inmate at the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home. The victim, who is 10 or 11 years older than Cotto-Rivera, was a corrections officer, the docket said.

Will said police found out about the June incident after investigating the August incident. In the incident in June, Cotto-Rivera allegedly stabbed the victim and held her against her will and wouldn’t let her leave.

The victim went to the hospital to be treated after the June incident, but told staff “she was jumped by a male that she was unable to identify and apparently there is a person or group of persons that have previously held the alleged victim and alleged offender hostage with the implication that these injuries were caused not by the alleged offender but by these persons,” according to the Oberlin Municipal Court docket.

The alleged victim didn’t report the incident immediately because she “didn’t want her partner to get in trouble,” the docket said.

On Aug. 27, police were called to an apartment on Main Street in Oberlin where two women were screaming and throwing things. Police said the victim, who had a large bump on her forehead and several scratches and cuts on her face, mouthed the words “please help me” and led officers to Cotto-Rivera who was sitting on a chair drinking an alcoholic beverage.

Officers said there was blood on the floor and couch and a window was open. A lamp was found broken on the floor with blood on it along with an acoustic guitar that had been broken in half.

Both cases have been assigned to the courtroom of Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi, according to Will.

Contact Scott Mahoney at 329-7146 or smahoney@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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