A former Sterling resident was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the abduction and assault on the mother of his children in a Loudoun County circuit court Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Alcibiades Segundo Gomez-Moron, 48, waited for the mother of his children at their home on Trumpet Circle in Sterling on April 9, 2004. Gomez-Moron assaulted and abducted her that night, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said.
"Anytime a person is held against their will it would be considered abduction," Troxell said. "You do not necessarily have to take someone out of their home and put them somewhere else."
Their children were home at the time, but were asleep and unaware of what was happening.
The next morning, the victim called 911. She told dispatchers she was being held hostage, but Gomez-Moron left her home before deputies arrived.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s investigators began an international search for Gomez-Moron.
"He left the country. We believe he went to his home in Venezuela," Troxell said.
He was located in San Diego, Calif., 10 months later.
"When he came back to the United States, we had warrants out for his arrest," he said.
In August, Gomez-Moron pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of abduction and one count of sodomy.
"The three charges of malicious wounding were from the injuries she suffered with a hammer," Troxell said.
Gomez-Moron injured both of the victim’s arms and fractured her skull with a hammer.
Gomez-Moron was sentenced to 30 years in prison on an aggravated malicious wounding charge, five years for the abduction and 20 years on a sodomy charge by the judge.
"He was sentenced a total of 115 years," Troxell said. "All but 25 years were suspended."
Gomez-Moron will serve 25 years in prison.