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Woman, 22, is raped and disfigured after being held captive in California: Man, 59, is arrested

A 22-year-old woman is raped and disfigured after being held captive for six months in her California home after moving in with a roommate: 59-year-old man is arrested

  • Peter McGuire, 59, is accused of ‘gouging out’ one of the victim’s eyes at his home
  • The 22-year-old victim moved into McGuire’s home but later refused to let her go.
  • Woman called the police after escaping from the residence last Thursday night
  • McGuire pleaded guilty to kidnapping, mutilation and sodomy by use of force.

A man accused of raping and disfiguring a woman he held captive in his California home for six months has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Peter McGuire, 59, of Chino Hills, is accused of “gouging out” one of the victim’s eyes, as well as “disabling” her tongue and cutting off her nose, ear and lip.

The 22-year-old victim moved into McGuire’s house, but when she decided to move out, he refused to let her go and held her against her will, according to the LA Times.

The woman called police after escaping from the residence last Thursday night.

Peter McGuire, 59, of Chino Hills, is charged with

Peter McGuire, 59, of Chino Hills, is accused of “gouging out” one of the victim’s eyes, as well as “disabling” her tongue and cutting off her nose, ear and lip. Pictured: The house in Placenta where McGuire was eventually arrested after a confrontation

McGuire was arrested at 8:30 am Friday after he fled to another property in Placenta, Orange County, and barricaded himself inside.

McGuire was arrested at 8:30 am Friday after he fled to another property in Placenta, Orange County, and barricaded himself inside.

She was found in a nearby park and rushed to the hospital where she remains in stable condition.

McGuire was arrested at 8:30 am Friday after he fled to another property in Placenta, Orange County, and barricaded himself inside.

McGuire is due back in court on Thursday.

He pleaded guilty Monday to charges including kidnapping, mutilation and sodomy by use of force, the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office said in a statement.

McGuire pleaded guilty Monday to charges including kidnapping, mayhem and sodomy by use of force, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office said in a statement.

McGuire pleaded guilty Monday to charges including kidnapping, mayhem and sodomy by use of force, the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office said in a statement.

He barricaded himself inside a property in Placenta and was arrested at 8:30 am after hours of a police standoff.

He barricaded himself inside a property in Placenta and was arrested at 8:30 am after hours of a police standoff.

Five of the charges include special allegations that the crimes involved inflicting great bodily injury and administering a controlled substance during a sex offense, prosecutors said.

The victim told investigators she had been tortured, physically assaulted and raped, sheriff’s officials said.

“The victim had visible injuries consistent with the allegations made,” a statement from the Sheriff’s Department said.

A search warrant was served on the home and evidence was recovered, but the suspect had fled.

He was located Saturday morning at a home in Placentia, in neighboring Orange County, and surrendered after an hour-long standoff with SWAT officers, according to authorities.

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