BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Canadian County deputies arrested a former police officer who allegedly kidnapped and tortured a woman he met through an online dating application. Allegedly, the victim managed to contact the authorities from inside the kidnapper car’s trunk.
Former Police Officer Claimed Woman Was Into ‘Rough Sex’
On Tuesday, Canadian County deputies took 32-year-old James Otterbine into custody. According to the authorities, the El Reno resident is a former police officer. His contract with the Geary Police Department was terminated a month or two before his arrest for unknown reasons.
According to the police report, approximately two months ago, the former police officer met a woman from Miami through an online dating application.
After several weeks of exchanging messages, the two agreed to meet. Otterbine even offered to pay for her plane ticket.
The newly formed couple spent several uneventful weeks together before Hell broke loose. According to the woman’s statement, during an argument, Otterbine used a roll of duct tape to tie her to a chair. He allegedly knocked his victim unconscious during each session.
The victim also told the authorities that, one time, Otterbine locked her in the basement and forced her 10-year-old son to watch him torture his mother.
This Tuesday, the woman, who was locked inside the former police officer’s trunk, managed to call the authorities. However, the call got disconnected after a few seconds. Still, the emergency dispatcher got to track the caller’s ID and to contact the woman’s relatives.
Apparently, the victim managed to get the authorities on the line after escaping from the car’s trunk. The former police officer was arrested shortly after that.
Otterbine, who has been charged with domestic abuse and kidnapping, told the deputies that what he did was consensual. Moreover, the suspect declared that the woman was into ‘rough sex.’
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