Deputy: Husband films wife's torture


Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

ORLANDO — A man kidnapped his wife, raped and tortured her and then hung her from a tree to film a two-hour bondage porn video, authorities said Tuesday.

The 30-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault and battery, sexual battery, kidnapping and false imprisonment. He was being held in the Brevard County Jail on Tuesday on a $3 million bond.

"I don't know how to even explain it," Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Marlon Buggs said. "The attack may not have caused a death or serious injury, but the victim will be mentally scarred. He humiliated her."

The Associated Press does not identify victims of sexual assault. The man was not identified in an effort to safeguard his wife's identity.

The couple went on a canoe trip down a canal in Brevard County on Saturday and pulled ashore near some trees. The man began raping the woman and then got a video camera to tape the act, Buggs said.

He tied her to a nearby tree, where she hung naked for several hours, her toes grazing the ground, Buggs said.

He struck her breasts with the side of the blade of a hunting knife, leaving bruises. He then raped her again, Buggs said.

A computer printout describing the crime in detail was found at the scene, Buggs said.

"It looked as though the suspect was following in real life what was depicted on the printout," Buggs said.

If convicted, the man faces a life sentence, Buggs said.

He will appear in court Feb. 9. His attorney's name was not immediately known.

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