Authorities said a California man allegedly held a woman in captivity for five months at his home – where he tortured her repeatedly by raping her, biting her tongue, taking out her eye and mutilating her face.
Peter Anthony McGuire, 59, is facing a range of charges, from rape and kidnapping to sodomy, torture and false imprisonment, for the alleged brutal treatment of a 22-year-old woman whom he began abusing after moving to his Chino Hills. Had given. California home.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez told ABC7: “He was not allowed to go into the house immediately after he was placed there against his will and there were several attacks at the time.”
According to the criminal complaint, McGuire, “whether illegally and maliciously deprived Jane/John Doe of a member of the body and made him incapacitated, mutilated and useless and cut off the tongue and disabled, and a Removed the eye and cut off the nose, ears and lips of the said person.”
The woman somehow managed to escape from the house and was spotted by people standing in a nearby park on June 9 at around 7:20 pm.
San Bernardino District Attorney officials said she was taken to a local hospital where she is being treated and is in a stable condition.
An arrest warrant was issued for McGuire, but he fled his home and was caught two days later by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Department.
Sheriff’s officials said McGuire initially barricaded himself in a home in Placentia, Calif., but eventually surrendered.
McGuire pleaded not guilty to all charges and special charges during a San Bernardino court appearance on Monday. As per court records, he remains in jail without bail.