Investigators said Zachary Mills held the victim against her will and denied her food and water before she fled last week.
HOUSTON. A woman survived an attack by a man she met on an online dating site. Lot 4, Constable Mark Herman’s office.
According to Precinct 4, the victim was held hostage for five days, sexually assaulted and beaten by 21-year-old Zachary Mills. The woman told investigators that Mills also denied her food and water.
It began on Christmas Eve when the victim agreed to meet Mills at his Kuykendal Road apartment just off West Rayford Road in the Tombol area. She said he wouldn’t let her leave, and he tortured her until she was able to escape and get help from a neighbor on Thursday.
Court documents detail the gruesome allegations. The victim told investigators that Mills immediately tried to have sex with her. When she refused his advances, physical attacks began first with a clenched fist, then with bites to the neck and face. She claimed that Mill hit her with a screwdriver handle.
The woman was “violently assaulted” and taken to hospital for treatment, Site 4 said.
Deputies arrested Mills at his apartment on Friday. He was charged with aggravated kidnapping and his bail was set at $50,000. He was released and is under house arrest until his next court appearance in February.
Herman said they were still investigating and more charges could be filed.
Mills’ lawyer Chris Denuna told KHOU 11 the allegations are egregious, but from what he has seen so far, the allegations are not credible.
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