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Man shaves head of former girlfriend and rapes her for 3 days in front of his 2-year-old daughter

By Mason White 9:59 AM September 17, 2015
Alex Anselmo 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly tying up his former girlfriend and raping her for three days, police in New York said.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said that 31-year-old Alex Anselmo, was convicted of kidnapping, rape and torture, after being accused of holding his former girlfriend captive for three straight days, with their 2-year-old daughter present at the apartment.

Anselmo kept the victim cuffed, beat her with a dumbbell, cut her feet, shaved off her hair and sexually assaulted her repeatedly until a neighbor called police.

Anselmo of 71 Grand Avenue, was convicted of all 17 charges he faced, including first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and aggravated criminal contempt.

Anselmo faces up to life in prison. According to the police investigation, the 31-year-old victim broke up with Anselmo, with whom she has two daughters.

After learning via Facebook that she met another man and was planning to move to Florida, he grew angry. He contacted her in violation of an order of protection.

On April 1, Anselmo pushed his way into the victim’s apartment. He punched her and handcuffed her to a bed, where she remained tied for most of the following three days.

Anselmo raped and sodomized her each day, used a knife to cut her feet, and beat her with a dumbbell. He threatened to shoot her with a gun, stuffed a sock in her mouth and used clippers to cut off all of her hair.

The 2-year-old girl was forced to stay in the apartment. A neighbor called police after listening through the door and hearing a gun.

When police officers broke down the door, they found the victim tied to the bed. Anselmo conducted web searches on how many Xanax pills are needed to cause death and on how to sterilize a woman.