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Former West Virginia deputy tortured woman, sexually assaulted her and tried to 'waterboard' her, cops say
BY DAVID BOROFF
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A former West Virginia sheriff's deputy tortured a woman he knew, sexually assaulted her and tried to "waterboard" her, authorities say.
Kevin Woodrum, 43, also beat the woman in the face, cut off much of her hair and burned her with a lighter, according to the criminal complaint obtained by Fox 11.
Woodrum was hit with multiple charges, including domestic battery, domestic assault, malicious wounding and kidnapping, the West Virginia State Police said.
When state cops arrived at Woodrum's home in Gordon on Saturday, he told them to leave unless they had a warrant, according to Fox 11.
They found the woman with injuries to her face, and she told officers that she had been beaten for hours, according to the station.
She said the former deputy would sexually assault her and choked her until she blacked out, according to the station. He also poured water on her with a cup in an attempt to "waterboard" her, according to the complaint obtained by the station.
The woman reportedly told authorities that Woodrum became angry on Friday and tied her up. He hit her several times and used the lighter to burn her on multiple occasions, according to authorities.