A man from Oregon has been charged with torturing a female captive less than two years after being convicted of assaulting her.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Jaden J. White, was arrested on Monday on charges of kidnapping, assault, and unlawful use of a weapon, among other charges.
According to court documents, White allegedly held the victim captive in his home for several days in late October and early November. During that time, he allegedly subjected her to physical and psychological torture, including beating her, burning her with cigarettes, and depriving her of food and water.
The victim was able to escape and contact authorities, who then arrested White.
This is not the first time White has been accused of assaulting the same victim. In 2018, he was convicted of assault and sentenced to three years probation.
White is currently being held in the Multnomah County Jail on $500,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned later this week.
The case has sparked outrage in the community, with many questioning why White was allowed to remain free after his previous conviction.
If convicted, White could face significant jail time. Oregon’s sentencing guidelines for kidnapping and assault are both up to 10 years in prison.
This case is a reminder of the importance of holding perpetrators of violence accountable and ensuring that victims feel safe and supported.