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Man Arrested for Holding Woman Captive He Met at June Anime Con

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
22-year-old man allegedly beat, cut 20-year-old victim after she moved in with him in July

A 22-year-old man from Chicago was arrested on Friday on charges of holding a woman captive after the two moved in together in July. According to prosecutors, the two had originally met at an anime convention in June. Sir Wilfred Camaligan (pictured at right) was denied bail on Sunday and is facing charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, and aggravated domestic battery.

Police stated that Camaligan and the 20-year-old woman corresponded on Facebook and met at an anime convention in June. Police also stated Camaligan held the woman at his house and refused to let her leave for two months after they moved in together in July.

Police and prosecutors stated that Camaligan beat the woman, cut an "X" into the woman's chest, and forced the woman to kneel on rice and cut herself during her captivity. The woman also told police Camaligan had choked her until she lost consciousness. Police also said the woman was allowed to leave the house on Friday to run an errand, and the woman then contacted her mother on a borrowed cell phone, who in turn contacted police. Prosecutors stated the woman suffered hearing loss in one ear and had a fractured shoulder blade.

Sources: Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune

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