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Woman Held Hostage and Raped by Man She Met Online

A woman in Florida was reportedly held against her will, beaten, and sexually assaulted for several days after going to the home of a man she met on the Facebook Dating app.

On October 12, a woman who was forming a romantic relationship with someone she met on Facebook Dating went to his residence in Pensacola so they could spend time together. The following day, when she tried to leave, the man allegedly prevented her from doing so by holding her at gunpoint and threatening her life.

In the four days that she was at the man’s home, he allegedly hit her in the face several times and threatened to cause her additional physical injuries if she attempted to leave.

According to reports, the woman was forced to disrobe against her will in the man’s bedroom, and he allegedly proceeded to rape her.

After spending most of the weekend reportedly trapped at his house, the alleged victim was able to get out of the residence after the man got drunk and passed out. She went to a nearby church and called the authorities.

Deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office went to the church around 5:00 a.m., and they saw that the woman had injuries. One of her eyes was closed from the swelling on her face.

The woman told the police that she was acquainted with the man for about two weeks before the incident.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Escambia County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges of one felony count of kidnapping – false imprisonment, one of sexual assault, one felony count of aggravated assault, and one misdemeanor count of battery. He is being held without bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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