Valerie Rosario: NYC woman demands $100K ransom after kidnapping date & torturing him for HOURS
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: Valerie Rosario, a 22-year-old brunette woman, was arrested for kidnapping and torturing a man she met through Instagram on February 7. The young woman was a part of a group of sadists and spent hours torturing the kidnapped man and at one point, stabbed him on a FaceTime call to his terrified brother, asking for $100,000 in ransom, claim Manhattan prosecutors.
The man was rescued 24 hours later from the woman's apartment in Marble Hill Avenue in The Bronx from a honey trap that almost cost him his life. The police found the man in the trunk of a van, tied up and gagged as he could barely breathe. Last week, the court revealed that Rosario will be facing charges of kidnapping and attempted murder over her sick plot.
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According to the prosecutors, the Lower East Side resident allegedly coaxed the “complete stranger” to her apartment late at night after they connected on social media. Based on the criminal complaint, the victim arrived at Rosario’s apartment at around 1 am when three men barged into the apartment after which the twisted torture began.
The court document alleges that the victim was pistol-whipped and stripped naked. He was then “placed in a bathtub, poured flammable substances on him and burned him with a flame” all over his body.
Assistant District Attorney Andrew Kluger said during the Manhattan Criminal court hearing on Thursday that the alleged kidnappers moved him to a different location “after multiple hours of torture”. And later that afternoon, the victim’s brother got a ghastly FaceTime call that showed his sibling being cut with a knife by one of the kidnappers wearing masks as they demanded $100,000. “Give us one hundred thousand dollars or we will kill him,” they told his brother.
As per the filing, the police tracked down one of the alleged kidnappers named Javier Vargas outside an address in Queens, where he was sitting inside the van with a knife. The 24-year-old victim was found in the back of the same van “unconscious, wrapped in a blanket with tape covering his mouth.” He was “barely breathing,” Kluger said.
The victim was immediately taken to the hospital where he was treated for multiple burns and stab wounds to his face, body, back, and legs. The Assistant District Attorney pleaded that the woman be held without bail, stating that she allegedly tortured him for 24 hours.