A 22-year-old woman has revealed the horror she suffered during the five months she was held captive by her 59-year-old flatmate in Southern California.
Peter McGuire is accused of kidnapping the woman and committing cruel acts including cutting her tongue, nose and ear and gouging out her eye.
He “unlawfully and maliciously robbed Jane/John Doe of a body part and disabled it, disfigured it and disabled it and cut and disabled that person’s tongue and gouged out an eye and slashed that person’s nose, ear and lip,” according to a criminal complaint that the New York Post is available.
The woman was able to escape on June 9 and found help at a nearby park, police said.
She was taken to a local hospital and is now in stable condition, the San Bernadino Attorney’s Office said.
Authorities said she has visible injuries consistent with the allegations she has made.
After first moving into McGuire’s home in Chino Hills, Calif., the woman was unable to walk and was “subject to multiple assaults,” the spokesman for the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department told ABC7.
When authorities searched the home with an arrest warrant, they found evidence of the crimes, but McGuire had already fled.
When asked, McGuire’s neighbors said they hardly saw him.
“I have lived here for 24 years. I’ve only seen him once or twice and it’s always evening,” Jerry Napoli said, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department and the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division found him two days later, on June 11, in Placentia, California.
McGuire initially fought back by barricading himself in a house in Placentia, but eventually surrendered to police.
He now faces charges of kidnapping, torture, mayhem, rape, false imprisonment, sodomy, violent oral copulation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty on Monday June 13 and is in custody.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5574981/woman-tortured-raped-by-roommate/ Woman, 22, held captive for five months by roommate, 59, reveals he “cut her tongue, nose and ear and gouged out her eye”.