22-year-old woman held captive for months by roommate who r@ped, tortured and cut her tongue out

A California man has been arrested and charged with torture, false imprisonment, mayhem, forceful rape, and other felonies after reportedly holding a 22-year-old woman in his home against her will for months.

 

The 59-year-old man, identified as Peter Anthony McGuire, is alleged to have held his female roommate captive in his home for 6 months.

 

The alleged 22-year-old victim, who has not been publicly identified, allegedly escaped from the suspect’s home on Thursday night, June 9 and was found in a park by bystanders who called the police, according to officials.

 

“Very soon after moving into the house she was not allowed to leave, she was held there against her will by him and at that point was subjected to multiple assaults,” Police officials said in a statement.

 

McGuire “subjected” her to repeated assaults, including cutting out her tongue, taking out an eye, and slicing her nose, ear, and lip, according to a criminal complaint.

 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that “the victim had obvious injuries consistent with the claims made.”

 

She was taken to a local hospital and is now in stable condition, said the San Bernadino District Attorney’s Office

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McGuire had already fled his home by the time police arrived, but investigators tracked him down in Orange County and took him into custody on Saturday, June 11 after a standoff between him and police.

 

He, on the other hand, has pled not guilty to counts of kidnapping, torture, mayhem, rape, false imprisonment, sodomy, forcible oral copulation, and assault with a deadly weapon.

 

He is being held at the West Valley Detention Center without bail.

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