After a California woman endured a horrific ordeal — being held against her will for over a day and sexually assaulted — she was able to escape her alleged captor and find a way out of the apartment.
The survivor contacted police to report that she just escaped a Turlock apartment where she was held captive and repeatedly sexually and physically assaulted. She said the abuse went on between 24 and 48 hours, the Modesto Bee reports.
“Upon arrival at the location, officers ensured that the victim was safe and provided for her care and wellbeing,” police wrote. “The victim was able to provide officers with the name of the suspect and his last known location," the Turlock Police Department said in a Thursday press release.
She identified her attacker as Jesse Esquire III, 38. The survivor reportedly knew him but the nature of their relationship is not clear, according to the Modesto Bee.
“She advised officers that Mr. Esquire was in possession of a handgun and under the influence of narcotics,” police wrote.
After a brief standoff, Esquire surrendered to police.
He has been booked on sexual assault, false imprisonment, domestic battery, criminal threats, and assault with a deadly weapon charges. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf. He’s being held on a $150,000 bond.
Anyone with any additional information about this case is encouraged to call Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 664-7323. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can remain anonymous.
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