A Missouri man has been charged with raping and torturing
five women in a St Louis-area apartment over several years,
law enforcement officials said.
Adam Michael Capriglione, 29, of south St. Louis County, has
been charged with 19 felony counts and is jailed with bond
set at $500,000, said Edward Magee, a spokesman for the St.
Louis County prosecutor's office.
One woman was allegedly choked to the point of
unconsciousness, burned with heated scissors, beaten with a
rubber mallet and burned inside her vagina with the heated
handle of a can opener, according to charging documents.
The events took place between 2007 and January 2014, and
included women who had been in romantic relationships with
Capriglione, according to court documents.
The charges include forcible felony sodomy, first degree
"wantonly vile" sodomy or attempted sodomy, forcible felony
rape, and domestic assault. Capriglione is also charged with
sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly creating child
pornography by filming sexual intercourse and other sexual
acts with a minor.