Kidnapped Boston woman is raped, forced to drink whiskey for days, court documents claim

Victor Pena, left, is arraigned on the kidnapping charges at the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court in Charlestown, Massachusetts on Jan. 23.
(The Boston Globe via AP)

A Massachusetts woman who police say was kidnapped in January after a night out with friends in Boston were raped and forced to drink alcohol while she was held captive, according to the officers of justice.

The 23-year-old disappeared from a bar in January and was missing for two days, Boston Police said. The authorities said they later found her locked in an apartment in Charlestown.


Victor Pena, 38, was charged with the abduction of her disappearance.

After the woman left the bar, she was spotted on surveillance video with a man who the police identified as Pena. She doesn’t remember what happened after they left the bar on Jan. 19, WFXT reported, citing court documents revealed on Wednesday.

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The woman recalled waking up “on a bare mattress in Pena’s apartment,” and when she tried to leave, “Pena physically stopped her, told her to be quiet and threatened several times to kill her. … He said he saved her on the street, he loved her and that they were planning to start a family.”

The next few days, said she was repeatedly raped. They said that Pena fed her canned pineapple, and made her drink whiskey.

The documents prove that Pena installed an unauthorized deadbolt on his front door to prevent them escaping.

During his first appearance in January, Pena displayed “bizarre” behaviour, reportedly sobbing and sucking his thumb during a mental competency evaluation.


A court psychologist said that Pena would have been to exaggerate the symptoms of any mental disorders, and said that he didn’t understand why he was in the court.

Pena allegedly was held without bail on Wednesday and has a court appearance scheduled in April.

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