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Woman wakes up with horrific bruises after being drugged and used for rough sex with a couple

By Mason White 5:37 PM September 28, 2016
Michael Taylor and Anne Hardcastle 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police in Utah, were called to a hospital after a woman woke up with many bruises and she did not know how it happened.

The victim told police that she met a couple at the Sundance Film Festival, where they bought her drinks.

She befriended the couple who was from New York City. The couple invited her to a Sundance afterparty, prosecutors said.

She agreed, but the two people, who were identified as Anne Hardcastle, 27, and Michael Taylor, 45, said they had to make a quick detour to their hotel room first.

Once inside the room, the couple gave her more booze and ecstasy. The couple then suggested that she should join them for a threesome, prosecutors said.

However, the victim did not remember what happened. She woke up in the couple’s bed and she left.

She checked herself in to a hospital after suffering marks all over her upper body, suction marks on her neck, bruises and bite marks on her arm, a bitten lower lip and acute vaginal pain, according to the arrest warrant.

Hardcastle sent the victim an Instagram friend request while the woman was still in the hospital. In the message she allegedly wrote: “You said you liked it rough and so I gave you what you wanted.”

Police directed the victim to continue talking with the suspect about the night in question in order to piece together what happened.

Over the next six months, she stayed in touch with Hardcastle who admitted that she performed a sex act on the victim, digitally penetrated her and licked her chest.

She also admitted that Taylor fondled the victim’s chest and digitally penetrated her, according to the warrant.

Taylor was charged with object rape and forcible sexual abuse.

Hardcastle was charged with object rape and forcible sodomy.