Undocumented immigrants held hostage and tortured
POSTED: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 5:04pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9:20am
Carrizo Springs, Texas (NBC) — Dimmit County authorities said they found at least six undocumented immigrants that had been held against their will in a trailer and tortured.
Sheriff Marion Boyd says six undocumented workers were held captive for at least a week and scared for their lives.
The trailer where they were held became a torture chamber.
One victim couldn't walk after they used a stick to beat him in the knees.
Another victim told authorities his kidnappers beat him with a hammer, and they cut his fingers with a box knife."
Sheriff Boyd says a female victim was repeatedly sexually assaulted for four days.
Five suspects are now in custody for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.
The Dimmit County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a few more suspects who are now on the run.
The victims were taken to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries.