That's how one police officer described the sexual and physical ordeal of a woman held hostage for months, allegedly by her boyfriend.
Merced police rescued the woman Tuesday from a North Merced apartment that they called a "house of horrors" where her boyfriend raped and tortured her for months.
The police department said 37-year-old Daniel Ruben Gonzalez will be charged with aggravated assault, rape, torture, sodomy and false imprisonment. The charges were contained in a news release issued late Tuesday.
Investigators believe Gonzalez had been holding his live-in girlfriend inside their apartment in the 3200 block of Denver Avenue since at least mid-August.
"We unfortunately see a lot of domestic violence cases, but we haven't seen anything this violent for quite a while," police Lt. Matt Williams said. "It's unimaginable what this woman went through."
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