BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after being accused of using an acetylene torch and a metal pipe to burn and disfigure a woman before he raped her multiple times. His bond has been set at $160,000.
According to court documents from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, detectives were called to an abandoned home in the 11000 block of N. Engelwood Drive on November 16.
A woman told deputies she was contacted through her Backpage.com ad by a person who requested she come to his house. He agreed to a set price of $150 for a 30-minute sexual relations session.
When the woman was dropped off at the house, she walked to the rear of the home. When she noticed the home was vacant, she began to leave. That is when she was summoned by a voice near the rear carport, according to deputies.
The man, now identified as 22-year-old Willie Hill III, approached the woman, shined a flash light at her and demanded money from her, according to the report. The woman told him she did not have any money, and he allegedly struck her in the head with the flashlight.
The victim told police Hill then ripped the clothes off of her body, pulled out an acetylene torch, heated a metal pipe and proceeded to burn the woman on the face, breast and genital area. Her face was burned with a cigarette, according to her statement to the deputies.
Hill then pulled out a black handgun and forced her to the ground. He is accused of raping her twice.
To get away, the victim told Hill she dropped money down the street and would get it. He let her go to get the money and she was able to run away and call for help.
During the investigation, detectives learned another woman from Backpage.com was contacted to come to the same location on December 8. The victim in the second attack told deputies a man armed with a flash light and a black handgun had attempted to rob her. The victim told deputies she was injured, but was able to escape before being sexually assaulted.
Hill was positively identified and was arrested on December 9, 2015. He has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated second-degree battery, attempted armed robbery and false imprisonment while armed with a dangerous weapon.