In a recent case prosecuted by the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office, the defendant, 62-year-old Isabel Saucedo (male), was found guilty on charges of Stalking, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Sexual Assault. The case, which concluded with convictions on all counts, sent a strong message against stalking and violence.
Lead prosecutor David Isaacks, along with second-chair attorney Deborah Bankhead, played a pivotal role in securing justice for the victim in this harrowing case. The efforts of DA Investigator William Martinez and DA Victim Advocate Adriana Sellers were also instrumental in supporting the victim throughout the legal process.
The incident stemmed from the defendant and the victim's initial meeting at a Red Cross Clinic in May 2020. They subsequently entered into a dating relationship characterized by consensual intimacy. However, as the relationship progressed, the defendant's behavior became increasingly controlling, resulting in the victim ending the relationship in early 2022.
Following the breakup, the defendant engaged in persistent stalking behaviors. He repeatedly showed up at the victim's apartment, demanding a reconciliation, even when she refused to engage. The situation escalated dramatically on April 23rd, 2022, when the defendant forcibly abducted the victim at gunpoint as she attempted to walk to a nearby grocery store. He then transported her to his residence, where he subjected her to sexual assault while threatening her life.
Under the constant threat of violence and coercion, the victim agreed to resume the relationship as a means of appeasement. After approximately four hours of this ordeal, during which the defendant continued to threaten the victim with harm and death if she sought help, he returned her to her apartment.
Despite her ordeal, the victim remained steadfast in her refusal to see or communicate with the defendant. In response, the defendant inundated her with over 40 menacing voicemails that included threats to her life, the safety of her children, and even deportation.
The terrorizing situation escalated to such an extent that, in June 2022, nearly two months after the initial incident, the victim bravely decided to seek help from law enforcement.
Following a thorough legal process, Isabel Saucedo was found guilty on all charges:
- Stalking: Guilty, sentenced to 10 years in prison.
- Aggravated Kidnapping: Guilty, sentenced to 42 years in prison.
- Aggravated Sexual Assault: Guilty, sentenced to 50 years in prison.