Bond Denied For Suspect After Woman Was Held Captive For 2 Months
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CHICAGO (CBS) — More details are emerging about an ordeal suffered by a 20-year-old woman, who was held captive inside a Jefferson Park neighborhood apartment for two months.
Bond was denied Sunday for Sir Wilfred Camaligan, 22, who is charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery and attempted murder. Sitting in Central Bond Court (Br. 1) Sunday, Judge Adam Bourgeois Sr. called Camaligan’s alleged crimes “beyond the pale.”
Bourgeois said he usually reserves denial of bond for murder defendants.
Police said Camaligan met the victim at an Anime convention last June, and they continued to correspond via Facebook. By July, the young woman had moved from Michigan to Camaligan’s apartment in the 5300 block of West Lawrence Avenue, but the relationship quickly turned dangerous.
The Chicago Tribune reports prosecutors say Camaligan began beating the woman with a stick and a crowbar, and also forced her to kneel on rice and cut herself. Prosecutors say Camaligan also cut the woman’s hands and carved an X into her chest, and choked her until she passed out, the newsapper reported.
The injuries caused the woman to suffer hearing loss in one ear, and a fractured shoulder blade, the Tribune reported.
The woman told police she was only able to escape after Camaligan “allowed” her to leave the home to run an errand Friday. While on the errand, she begged a good Samaritan to let her borrow their cell phone, which she used to send a text message to her mother for help, police said.
The woman’s mother was also called by the good Samaritan, and hurried to find her “badly bruised” daughter at an unidentified address, police said. It was the mother who then called 911, police said.
Camaligan was arrested at his home at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, and the victim was taken to Resurrection Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, according to police.
Among the items confiscated from Camaligan’s home were a knife decorated with red spiders and a wooden stick in a black plastic case, the Tribune reported.