Jackson County prosecutors say a man kidnapped, raped, sodomized, robbed and repeatedly beat a woman over a nine-day period.
Dominique R. Harlin, who just turned 23 years old, faces six felony counts, including rape, kidnapping and sodomy. Court documents show Harlin has a history of being accused of violent allegations and prosecutors said he has violent tendencies.
A warrant was issued for Harlin’s arrest in April
A judge set a cash only bond at $250,000 and ordered Harlin to have no contact with the 32-year-old victim.
Prosecutors laid out their case against Harlin in court documents filed Friday. The court documents detail horrific torture that prosecutors say Harlin’s victim endured over multiple cities in the Kansas City area.
Doctors said the woman suffered broken bones, ligature marks and other injuries after she was strangled and numerous cuts and bruises, according to court records. The woman allegedly had tape burns.
The man allegedly confessed to beating the woman and tying her up with duct tape, telling authorities that he became angry at the woman because he was jealous after she received phone calls and texts from other men. But he denied forcing her to have sexual relations against her will.
The woman’s ordeal reportedly began on June 27. While the two were driving, Harlin began to beat the woman. He forced her into the trunk and locked her there. He took her to Longview Lake where he continued to beat her, according to court documents.
“At this time, Harlin had his 1-year-old daughter in the back seat of the vehicle, and Harlin was telling her to close her eyes and not watch,” according to court documents. “Harlin got the victim out of the car and began striking her in the head with a closed fist. And he stated, ‘I’m going to kill you and leave you in a ditch.'” (http://www.kctv5.com/story/18968974/prosecutors-man-imprisoned-woman-tortured-her-for-9-days)