(As originally published, Wed, November 29th 2023, 6:52 PM EST)
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (TND) — Police in Florida revealed details of a woman’s kidnapping and sexual battery that ended this month with a trip to the hospital, but it had started days earlier, at least.
Cape Coral police said they got a call overnight on Nov. 18 and found two people “experiencing a medical emergency.”
They identified 30-year-old Jordan Garrett and a woman who “was found in distress and exhibited clear signs of physical abuse.”
Then, they reported, “The victim, in a dire plea for help, silently mouthed ‘save me’ to an officer.”
They later learned she had “multiple bruises and injuries, reportedly inflicted by Garrett.”
Both were taken to the hospital.
“Extensive bruising was discovered on the victim’s body,” police said. “She disclosed a harrowing account of being held captive in her residence by Garrett, enduring repeated physical assaults and sexual abuse.
“The victim attempted to call for help earlier in the week, but Garrett had confiscated her phone, further threatening her.”
According to investigators, “Garrett forcibly detained the victim, subjecting her to continuous abuse, and prevented her from seeking medical care or contacting law enforcement.
“His actions culminated in a situation where the victim’s life was in peril, and she was denied any means to escape or seek help.”
Garrett got medical clearance and was booked on Saturday.
He’s charged with sexual assault, kidnapping, battery, obstruction of justice, and obstructing police.
His bail was set at $190,000 and he has not been released.