A New Mexico man was accused of violently attacking and raping his girlfriend before dumping gasoline and bleach all over the room where the incident took place.
At approximately 2:00 am on September 15, a woman, her boyfriend, and an infant whose relationship to the pair has not been disclosed were in a Northeast Albuquerque apartment together.
According to reports, the 33-year-old man and his girlfriend began to have sex, but the woman decided she wanted to stop.
When he was told that she no longer wanted to have intercourse, the man allegedly became irate and got violent with her.
It was reported that he struck her, held her against a wall, and choked her until she passed out. When she regained consciousness, the man allegedly choked her until she passed out a second time.
After the woman came to, she retrieved her cell phone to try to call the authorities. When she located it, she saw that it was broken. She also noticed that the bedroom where the alleged assault occurred was covered in bleach and gasoline.
The woman was able to get out of the apartment and go to a neighbor’s house for help.
The police arrived at the residence the suspect was no longer there. They reported that they smelled gas, and blood was visible in the bedroom.
When they interacted with the alleged victim, the police reported that she had injuries all over her body, and her eye was bloodshot.
After finding the suspect, he was placed under arrest and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center. He is expected to face charges for criminal sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated battery against a household member via strangulation, child abuse, endangering a child’s health and safety, and tampering with evidence.
The authorities learned that the man was wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor because he is out on probation for a drug conviction.
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