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An Arizona man was arrested last week on suspicion of kidnapping and aggravated assault after a woman escaped from a “sex dungeon,” according to judicial documents showed on Wednesday.
Jason Monroe Smith, 48, was arrested on 8 May in Scottsdale after police came in contact with a woman who said she was kidnapped, forced to sleep in a cage and repeatedly tortured since February, police said.
Jason Monroe Smith faces charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault.
(Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)
The woman told authorities she met Smith on a dating app, Phoenix, Fox 10 reported. She said that she went on a few dates and was aware of “alternative lifestyle”, which they described as “50 Shades of Grey with a twist.”
Is homeless at the time, she agreed to go with Smith, the report said. The woman said Smith’s home had a BDS-style dungeon with a large cage. Smith allegedly forced the woman to sign a contract that requires is for her to sleep in the cage, while wearing a shock collar – a device that he supposedly used on multiple occasions, Fox 10 reported.
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The researchers said the agreement included provisions that allowed Smith to “use as much force as he wanted to against her.” The agreement required the wife to refer to himself as “the slave” and Smith as “the master,” and there were no ” safe words,” the report said.
The woman was subjected to repeated abuse between February and May, police, researchers said. In one incident, Smith dragged the woman through the house by her hair before they are shackled, flogged and zapped with a shock collar, Fox 10 reported.
The police said that the woman contacted an unknown woman and her mother, who helped her to escape and alert authorities, ABC 15 reported. Smith was arrested and accused of kidnapping and aggravated assault in which the victim is bound or restrained, the report said. He has since been released after posting a $250,000 bond.
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According to the terms of his release, Smith was forced to wear an ankle monitor, may not return to the scene of the crime, and is to have no contact with the woman, ABC 15 reported.