Arrests Made After Man Is Kidnapped, Tortured

After the attack, the victim was released

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    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
    These swords were recovered from the Ston Skoth Martial Arts Academy after Lancaster Sheriffs served a search warrant Nov. 7, 2013.

    Two men were arrested this week in the case of an 18-year-old Southern California man who was kidnapped then burned with lit cigarettes and cut with samurai swords, authorities said.

    Ston Lee and Skoth Ly were arrested Thursday on suspicion of abducting and torturing the 18-year-old on Sept. 25, according to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Department.

    After the attack, the victim was released.

    It was not clear how the suspects and victim were related. Calls to the sheriff's department were not returned by the time of publication.

    Detectives served a search warrant at Lee’s home, where they found found a firearm, drug paraphernalia and a hydroponic marijuana grow, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

    Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lee Thursday at his home in the 8300 block of West Avenue F in Lancaster.

    Ly was arrested at a home on the 44000 block of Gadsden Avenue.

    A third man, Anthony Valdizia, was arrested along with Lee for being felon with a firearm, authorities said.

    Two more search warrants were served at the Ston Skoth Martial Arts Academies in Lancaster.

    Authorities said they recovered samurai swords from both locations.

    Lee and Ly were booked for kidnapping, torture and cultivating marijuana with additional charges pending. They are being old $100,000 bail.

    Valdizia’s bail was set at $35,000.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Wilson at 661-948-8466.

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