A father and his lesbian daughter have been charged with what police are calling the kidnapping and rape a 40-year-old Las Vegas woman. 

Authorities claim that Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and his daughter Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, raped a woman and then left her for dead in the California desert.

The victim, whose identity is anonymous because she was sexually assaulted, was “lucky to be alive” after surviving her week of abduction - the police told the media.

On social media, the sexual assault she suffered is being described as a "gang rape."

Police are saying that the father and daughter duo held the woman captive for a week. During that time, authorities say, the victim was so cold that she suffered from exposure to the elements. 

The woman was kidnapped on Oct. 30.

Shaniya and her father Stanley currently face charges of kidnapping to commit robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping from outside the state, forcible rape and 3 counts of first-degree ATM robbery.

The pair is scheduled to appear in a California court to answer to the felony charges on Nov. 12.