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Man Indicted in Kidnapping, Savage Beatings of Woman He Convinced to Become His Prostitute

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The woman lost a finger and parts of her buttocks after the beatings that she said took place over eight weeks.

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LAS VEGAS (TheBlaze/AP) — A North Las Vegas man has been indicted in the brutal beatings of a woman he convinced to become his prostitute.

Image source: Las Vegas police Image source: Las Vegas police

Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Sharpe III was indicted Friday on 17 counts, including kidnapping, assault and sex trafficking.

A prosecutor told KLAS-TV it was "one of the most brutal and depraved cases" he has ever seen.

The woman said Sharpe convinced her to become his prostitute after meeting her at a bus stop in March, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The woman lost a finger and parts of her buttocks after the beatings that she said took place over the eight weeks she was held by Sharpe.

She also underwent 12 surgeries for injuries.

The woman told police she was beaten with a metal pole, burned with an iron and had lemon juice and Tabasco sauce poured into her open wounds.

The woman was found June 30 near a Las Vegas hospital.

More from the Review-Journal:

The woman told police Sharpe refused to let her leave, and she only escaped after Sharpe tried to sell her to another pimp. But the woman was nearly dead, so Sharpe left her at the Wendy’s restaurant across from the hospital, she said. He told her to lie about her injuries, she told police.
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