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Kidnappers Who Abducted 6-Year-Old to Peru Indicted

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The grand jury today indicted Edwin Alonso Cuadros Bravo, 54, and Yulisa Alexsandra Guevara Wintong, 49, both formerly residing in Sacramento, charging them with interstate and international kidnapping and kidnapping conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, in November 2021, Cuadros Bravo and Guevara Wintong abducted their six-year-old grandchild from Sacramento and took the victim to Peru. Despite pleading from the mother, Cuadros Bravo and Guevara Wintong did not return the victim to the United States. Cuadros Bravo and Guevara Wintong were initially charged by criminal complaint in February 2022. In December 2022, the victim was returned to Sacramento as a result of government intervention. On April 10, 2024, Cuadros Bravo appeared for the first time in federal court in Sacramento.

Cuadros Bravo was detained following his first appearance and he remains in custody. Guevara Wintong has not yet appeared to answer the charges against her.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Veronica M.A. Alegría is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Cuadros Bravo and Guevara Wintong face a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 18, 2024