Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles is facing charges in the horrendous kidnapping of a 22-year-old woman, using her as a sex slave and sharing her with his two friends in his California home. This horrifying two-month ordeal at the hands of Barajas-Mireles and friends ended when the unnamed victim was able to escape and run to the Petaluma Police Department, according to The Canada Journal on Feb. 27.
Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles, 34, was arrested, as were his two friends who police report were talked into participating in the rape and taking turns standing guard in the house so the woman could not escape by Barajas-Mireles. It was when one of the men left his guard at the door that the unnamed woman was able to run out of the house to the safety of a police station.
The woman told her story to the police stressing that while the other two men raped her and would not let her go, Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles was the ring leader of this group. According to Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Cecile Focha, 34-year-old Guillermo Crestino Avina and 52-year-old Jaime Gomez Cisneros were arrested along with Barajas-Mireles the day after the woman came to the station telling her horrendous story, reports The Spread It.
The arrest took place after the SWAT team obtained a search warrant and entered the home where the woman was allegedly kept captive for those two months. All three men were found at the house on the 3000 block of Stony Point Road near Santa Rosa where this alleged crime took place.
The men are accused of repeatedly beating her, torturing her and raping her. The trio took turns guarding her in a room when the others were out of the house, the victim told the police.
This three men are now jailed on suspicion of aggravated sodomy, aggravated oral copulation and aggravated rape. Cisneros and Avino were also booked on “false imprisonment and being an accessory to Barajas-Mireles for guarding the victim and preventing her from leaving,” according to The Spread It.
Avina’s girlfriend, identified only as Dee, told the police that the alleged victim is lying. Dee claims the woman moved in with Barajas-Mireles around Christmas of her own free will. She also said that the victim’s relationship with Barajas-Mireles was consensual and that this ordeal stems from a Valentine’s Day argument the two had.
Dee said that the woman claiming to be a victim exchanged gifts with her accused capture on Valentine’s Day and she had cooked him dinner. When he didn’t respond to her romantic sexual advances after dinner, she was furious and cooked up this scheme. She said she had never seen the alleged victim mistreated.
According to the Canada Journal, officials report that the victim had been “systematically brutalized over an extended period of time by Barajas-Mireles, who they said was a stranger to her.” They also said that the victim had injuries that corroborated her story.
Cecile Focha, speaking about the woman’s ordeal said, “It was brutal, absolutely brutal. The woman was terrorized.” Focha does not believe Dee’s side of this story. “These people were not her friends. They were not her relatives. Nothing the victim said leads us to believe she was in a consensual relationship with any of these men,” said Focha.
The three men will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Barajas-Mireles is being held at the Sonoma County Jail on a $6 million bail. Avina’s bail is $11,000 and Cisneros is being held on a $10,000, bail.