In arrest and court documents that almost sound like they could come from a horror movie, allegations are being made against a Baton Rouge man who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman with a blowtorch according to WAFB.

The man was arrested in Shreveport following the April 7 attack that happened in his home. Police officials arrested 27-year-old Jacob Woods on a variety of charges after the victim says that the man choked her into unconsciousness, and also sexually assaulted her with a blowtorch.

The arrest documents also report that the woman had a burn mark on her face after Woods used it on her and put it in her mouth.

The nightmarish allegations continue. According to the arrest warrant claims against Woods, the victim says he tried to yank her teeth out with pliers, forced her head into an unflushed toilet, and would run a butcher knife on her skin telling her he was going to kill her.

The charges Woods was arrested for include the following:

  • Second-degree sexual battery
  • Third-degree rape
  • Second-degree battery
  • Battery of a dating partner
  • Aggravated assault
  • False imprisonment
  • Aggravated battery

When looking into Woods WBRZ found it was not the first time the man had committed a domestic violence attack. They found court records showing that Woods allegedly assaulted a woman in his home in November. He also tried to choke into unconsciousness.

He did all this after demanding she go to his home with him, and then he took her keys. The records show that the victim stated this all began because of cheating allegations.

Woods bonded out last December on a $15,000 bond. He was then arrested in Shreveport last Friday for the April 7 attack.

District Attorney Hillar Moore was asked to comment on the allegations, and he said it was one of the worst cases he had ever seen. He was quoted as saying,

I've been around 50 years and when I read this one, it was extremely--you were shaken. It was completely different than many others I've seen before.

Domestic Violence
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Nationally, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has staggering statistics on how prevalent domestic violence is in our country:

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner.

When looking at rape, here are the shocking statistics from

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.
  • Almost half of female (46.7%) and male (44.9%) victims of rape in the United States were raped by an acquaintance. Of these, 45.4% of female rape victims and 29% of male rape victims were raped by an intimate partner.

Hearts of Hearts, Sexual Trauma Center in Acadiana has a hotline you can call 24/7 if you need to report a sexual crime or talk about it. The number is 337.233.7273.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, in Acadiana you can call 24/7 at 1-888-411-1333. The local number is 337-232-8954.

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