Man arrested for allegedly torturing ex-wife for 3 days

Man arrested for allegedly torturing ex-wife for 3 days »Play Video
The home is seen Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Bakersfield where Julio Nunez allegedly tortured his ex-wife for three days.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A 30-year-old man sits in jail, accused of tying up his ex-wife and torturing her for three days.

Photos of the alleged torture house >>

The Kern County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that the alleged victim escaped Monday night when Julio Nunez fell asleep. She called 911, and deputies arrested Nunez before dawn Tuesday.

The victim, who hasn't been identified, told deputies that she went to Nunez' home on the 12000 block of Atlantic, which is in the area of Edison Highway and Highway 58 on the eastern outskirts of Bakersfield, and the two got into an argument. The ex-wife claimed Nunez tied her up, burned her with a butane torch, punched her in the face and body and cut her hair.

The woman had visible burns and bruises, and one eye was swollen shut, according to the sheriff's office.

Nunez reportedly tried to escape when deputies went to arrest him. He was jailed on a no-bail hold on suspicion of spousal abuse, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, torture, mayhem, resisting arrest, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and two outstanding warrants.

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