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Woman escapes kidnapping
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Melissa Mayton


A Dawson County man faces 16 charges after allegedly holding a woman against her will in his home for four days.

Rogelio Jimenez, 43, faces four charges of rape, four charges of sodomy, four charges of aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault, battery, kidnapping and false imprisonment, according to Dawson County Sheriff Public Information Officer Tony Wooten.

On the 8th of July, the victim went to Mr. Jimenezs residence for a birthday party, Wooten said. And then Mr. Jimenez refused to let her leave for several days.

Wooten said Jimenez allegedly held the victim at gunpoint and threatened to kill her family and friends if she left.

According to warrants filed by investigators, Jimenez allegedly went to work during the day and would lock the victim up in a room in his home, located on the west end of the county.

The adult female escaped the home on Friday, July 11. Details of her escape were not available.

She was allegedly raped, sodomized and assaulted each day she was there, Wooten said.

The victim, who suffered several bruises on her body, reported the incident to the sheriffs office after she escaped. Jimenez was arrested Saturday, July 12, at about 7 a.m. at his residence.

Wooten said more charges may be pending.

Were in the act of proving hes a convicted felon, he said. If he is proven to be a felon, he will be charged with having firearms in his home.

Jimenez is held at the Dawson County Detention Center without bond.