California man accused of kidnapping and torturing woman in his home for months
06/13/2022 12:19 pm PDT
CHINO HILLS, Calif. (TCD) -- A 59-year-old man was arrested after allegedly kidnapping a woman and torturing her for months in his home.
According to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, on Thursday, June 9, at around 7:21 p.m., deputies from the Chino Hills Police Department responded to Alterra Park and spoke with a female victim who told authorities Peter McGuire held her hostage at his home. She was allegedly tortured, physically assaulted, and raped by McGuire.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the victim, whose name was not disclosed, told authorities she was able to escape his home.
The victim reportedly had physical injuries consistent with the type of abuse she described.
Authorities recovered evidence from McGuire's home, but he fled the scene prior to the search, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Upon further investigation, the Sheriff's Office learned McGuire was at a home in Placentia, California. On June 11, when deputies tried to arrest McGuire, he reportedly barricaded himself inside the residence but eventually surrendered at around 8:30 a.m.
McGuire was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center on charges of kidnapping, torture, aggravated mayhem, rape, false imprisonment, and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Sheriff's Office.
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