Man Charged With Rape And Kidnapping After Woman Reports Being Held For 18 Months
Buhl, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Oscar Ayala-Arizmendi, 36 of Buhl has been charged with felony rape, first-degree kidnapping and possession of a controlled substance. This after a Buhl woman reports she was raped repeatedly, beaten and held in a home that was booby-trapped with electrical wire for 18 months. Ayala-Arizmendi’s bail has been set at $1-million.
When deputies investigated the home along highway 30 in Buhl, they found a disturbing site of Chains and locks hanging on the walls along with a gate that was allegedly used to keep the woman trapped in a bedroom at night.
According to the probable cause statement filed with the court, Twin Falls Sheriff Detective John Koning said the victim claimed the Arizmendi kept her “drugged up on Meth.” She said a rope was placed around her neck and was lead around the house like a dog. The woman claims she was beat with a hammer or a two by four. The windows were boarded up to prevent her escape. The victim said on several occasions he threatened to shoot her with a 9-mm handgun. She also claims she was forced to use a wastebasket as a toilet at night.
On April 8, 2014 the victims brother and three other persons went to the home to free her. She told detectives she escaped with only the clothes on her back.
On April 26, 2014, she reported the incident where jail staff documented with photographs a bruise on her right leg. She claimed that injury happened the day of her escape.
On May 13, 2014 officials served a search warrant at the residence in Twin Falls County. Once inside, detectives say they found chains and locking devices mounted on the walls and lying in various rooms of the home. A 9mm handgun with a full box of shells was also located. The exterior doors of the home were rigged with chains and other locking devices. Security cameras were also mounted in various locations outside with a monitoring device inside the bedroom, officials say.