- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A 23-year-old man is charged with torture and assault in an attack on a Detroit woman whose feet were burned with a blowtorch.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Roderick Neely also is charged with unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. He’s in jail and due in court Saturday.

The woman told police she was forced at gunpoint into a car as she walked near a gas station Wednesday. She said her attacker beat her, pulled off her clothing and put the blowtorch to her feet.

She escaped by stabbing him in the eye with a screwdriver.

Deputy Police Chief Rodney Johnson says Neely also is suspected in two similar attacks last year.

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