The woman is now recovering
Peter Anthony McGuire, a 59-year-old man has been arrested after a woman told police she was held against her will at his home for five months.
The man is facing multiple charges including kidnapping, torture, false imprisonment and r*pe for his alleged treatment of his 22-year-old roommate.
The woman had moved in earlier this year, said investigators.
"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," said San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Mara Rodriguez to ABC7.
"We have charges of sodomy and oral copulation, mayhem, r*pe."
A criminal complaint alleges that McGuire "did unlawfully and maliciously deprive Jane/John Doe of a member of the body and disable, disfigure and render it useless and did cut and disable the tongue and put out an eye and slit the nose, ear and lip of said person."
On June 9, the woman was able to escape from the home and alerted bystanders at a park of her situation.
She was taken to a local hospital and is now in stable condition, said the San Bernadino District Attorney's Office.
Authorities said she had visible injuries consistent with the allegations she made.
A search warrant was served at McGuire's home and evidence was recovered, but authorities said he had fled.
Neighbors in the area said McGuire had lived there for years but rarely spoke to anyone else.
McGuire was caught two days later by the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department and the sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division.
He initially barricaded himself inside a Placentia home but eventually surrendered to law enforcement, said sheriff's officials.
McGuire has pleaded not guilty to all charges while in court on Monday and is currently in jail under a no-bond hold.
Source: The SUN UK