A Los Angeles-area man kidnapped his girlfriend on Christmas Day, sexually assaulted her and kept her prisoner for more than a week before cops found them, authorities said.
Giovanni McKinnis, 19, attacked the 19-year-old woman at her Palmdale home on Dec. 25 and then forced her to his home on East Avenue Q, where they were both discovered on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The woman, who is the mother of McKinnis’ child, was found huddled in a bedroom and looked as though she’d been beaten, a spokesman said.
During the 10-day ordeal, McKinnis had battered her, sexually assaulted her and, at one point, choked her until she nearly passed out, sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Hudson said.
McKinnis was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, domestic violence, restraining order violation and false imprisonment.
He was being held on $1 million bail.
Source: New York Daily