Woman tells Bluffs police that she escaped after ex-boyfriend kidnapped, repeatedly assaulted her

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after he was accused of kidnapping and physically and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Council Bluffs police said Monday.

A 32-year-old woman from Audubon, Iowa, told police that she went to the home of her former boyfriend in Council Bluffs on Nov. 12. The two started arguing, and the man allegedly choked the woman until she lost consciousness.

The woman later told police that the man didn’t let her leave for four days and repeatedly assaulted her.

The woman told police she was able to escape from the home on Friday when the man passed out from drinking. She said she met a friend at a nearby park, but the man found her. The friend pointed a gun at the man, and he backed off. The woman and her friend then left.

The woman went to a Council Bluffs hospital and spoke to police there. The man has been booked into Pottawattamie County Jail on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping, third-degree sex abuse and domestic abuse.

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