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Woman, 22, is raped and disfigured after being held captive in California: Man, 59, is arrested

Woman, 22, is raped and disfigured after being held captive for six months in California home after moving in with roommate: Man, 59, is arrested

  • Peter McGuire, 59, is accused of ‘putting out’ one of the victim’s eyes at his home
  • Victim, 22, ‘moved into McGuire’s home but he then refused to let her leave’
  • Woman phoned police after escaping from the residence last Thursday night 
  • McGuire entered pleas to kidnapping, mayhem and sodomy by use of force

A man accused of raping and disfiguring a woman he held captive in his California home for six months has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Peter McGuire, 59, of Chino Hills, is accused of ‘putting out’ one of the victim’s eyes as well as ‘disabling’ her tongue and slitting her nose, ear and lip. 

The victim, 22, moved into McGuire’s home but when she decided to move out he refused to let her leave and kept her against her will, according to the LA Times.  

The woman phoned police after escaping from the residence last Thursday night. 

Peter McGuire, 59, of Chino Hills, is accused of ‘putting out’ one of the victim’s eyes as well as ‘disabling’ her tongue and slitting her nose, ear and lip. Pictured: The home in Placenta where McGuire was arrested after a stand off 

She was found in a nearby park and rushed to hospital where she remains in a stable condition. 

McGuire was arrested at 8.30am on Friday after he fled to another property in Placenta, Orange County, and barricaded himself inside. 

McGuire is due back in court on Thursday.

He entered pleas Monday to charges including kidnapping, mayhem and sodomy by use of force, the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office said in a statement.

McGuire was arrested at 8.30am on Friday after he was found at another property in Placenta, Orange County, and is said to have barricaded himself inside

McGuire was arrested at 8.30am on Friday after he was found at another property in Placenta, Orange County, and is said to have barricaded himself inside

Five of the counts include special allegations that the crimes involved infliction of great bodily injury and administering a controlled substance during a sex crime, prosecutors said.

The victim told investigators she had been tortured, physically assaulted and raped, sheriff´s officials said.

‘The victim had visible injuries consistent with the allegations made,’ a Sheriff’s Department statement said.

A search warrant was served at the home and evidence was recovered, but the suspect was not there.

He was located Saturday morning at a home in Placentia, in neighboring Orange County, and surrendered after an hours-long standoff with SWAT officers, according to officials.

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