NEIGHBORHOODS in a quiet and prosperous stalemate claim they heard screaming and banging on the walls of a house where a woman was allegedly raped and tortured for months before she fled.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim was found in a park that is part of the California state system down the hill from the residence in Chino Hills where Peter McGuire allegedly tortured her between January 1 and June 9.
According to the police complaint, the suspect “cut off and immobilized the tongue, as well as prying out the eyes, and slitting the nose, ears and lips” of the victim.
According to authorities, park visitors saw the victim and immediately called 911 when they did.
Two days after the initial incident, deputies went to the McGuire residence to issue a search warrant. The woman, who was taken to hospital and treated there, is currently in stable condition.
Police entered the house through the garage, according to a neighbor who spoke to FOX3 but asked that their identities be withheld for their own protection.
Garth Goodell, captain of the Chino Hills Police Department, stated during a meeting with the city council on June 14 that 59-year-old McGuire was no longer present.
Chino Hills and San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies teamed up to find him in the town of Placentia, about 15 miles south of Chino.
Goodell alleged that he hid in the house for a long time before surrendering peacefully.
McGuire has pleaded not guilty to all charges brought against him.
Torture, kidnapping with intent to commit another crime, kidnapping, assault, assault with a lethal weapon, false imprisonment with violence, forced rape, two counts of sodomy by force, and forced oral intercourse are some of the charges that have been brought against the accused.