- A Florida couple was accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman against her will for two days
- According to the statement, the couple cut, burned, drugged and raped the victim over and over again
- The couple have been charged with false imprisonment, sexual assault and aggravated battery.
A Florida couple was arrested after a woman told police she was being held against her will while they beat and sexually assaulted her, according to Crime Online.
According to Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the 39-year-old victim was able to escape on August 31 and called 911 to report that she had been held without her consent in a home on NE 76th Street east of Bronson about 25 miles southwest of Gainesville.
According to the woman’s statement, Alexis Crawford, 20, and Christian White, 30, kept her tied up for 48 hours while “they beat, cut, burned, drugged and sexually assaulted her over and over again.”
The victim told authorities that she had met the couple through a mutual friend on Saturday, August 29.
Both Crawford and White were staying at that friend’s house so the victim offered to buy them dinner for that day. However, when the couple arrived at the house they had an altercation with the woman.
According to the victim’s statements, Crawford grabbed the woman and tried to tie her up with plastic ties, later White became involved in the fight and helped Crawford immobilize the woman by placing the plastic ties on both her arms and feet. of the victim.
The woman said she managed to escape from the home on Sunday and that was when she was able to contact the police.
Police said the cuts and burns on the body of the unidentified woman matched their statements.
The sheriff’s office reported that the victim was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.
The Florida couple have been charged with false imprisonment, sexual assault and aggravated battery. They are being held at the Levy County Detention Center on a bond of $ 3.25 million each.
Hispanics are accused of sex trafficking of minors
Also in Florida, two Hispanic women They were arrested and are behind bars after being charged with allegedly engaging in child sex trafficking in Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the FBI.
Kiara Nunez, 21, in Hollywood, and Alexandra Ramirez, 19, in Coral Springs, were arrested by the Broward County Human Trafficking Task Force, which includes the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. , the Coral Springs Police Department, the Miramar Police Department, the Broward County Office of the State Attorney and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, according to CBS12 News.
According to federal court documents, the couple sexually trafficked two 15-year-olds from October 2019 to January 2020.
The first victim was recovered on January 29, 2020, during a human trafficking operation at a hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
The second girl was rescued on February 12, according to authorities, the young woman stated that both she and the other victim had been forced to have sex in exchange for money at an Airbnb in Lake Worth.
According to court documents, the accused Hispanics took sexually explicit photos of the girls and posted them on websites used to promote prostitution.
Police said the family of one of the rescued girls had reported her missing on January 18.
Núñez and Ramírez are currently in federal custody and face two counts of sex trafficking of a minor.
The FBI urged anyone with information about this investigation or about human trafficking to call (754) 703-2000.
Child pornography suspect re-arrested for lewd acts
On the other hand, Florida police authorities arrested a Hispanic man suspected of committing lewd acts against a minor after he was released after being accused of possessing child pornography.
In a statement on its website, the Florida Police Department reported that on Thursday it arrested José Enrique Ortega, 39, of Cape Coral, on two counts of lewd abuse or lewd sexual abuse by an offender over the age of 18 against one victim under the age of 12, and on five counts of using a child in a sexual execution.
The Wink News newspaper indicated that the recent arrest in Florida of José Enrique Ortega on charges related to sexual abuse and sex with children occurred after he was already arrested for possession and promotion of child pornography in July.
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