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Man indicted in alleged sex-slave case

By Chris Kokenes, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • John Hopkins was indicted charges of rape, assault and unlawful imprisonment
  • The alleged victim says she met Hopkins on the website Craigslist
  • She claims she was repeatedly raped and trapped for 9 days

New York (CNN) -- A man who faces charges of rape, assault and unlawful imprisonment after a Wisconsin woman claimed he lured her into being his sex slave was indicted Thursday, prosecutors said.

John Hopkins, 45, allegedly agreed to provide a woman free rent if she cooked and cleaned for him, then trapped her in his Brooklyn, New York, apartment, according to a statement from the Kings County district attorney's office.

Hopkins was indicted on 62 counts, including rape in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, assault in the second degree and assault in the second degree as a sexually motivated felony.

The 27-year-old woman says she met Hopkins on the website Craigslist before spending nine days trapped in his apartment, where she claims she was repeatedly raped, the statement said.

The woman -- whose name has not been released -- was treated for injuries at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

The details of her condition are not clear.

She claims she was looking for work in New York and found an advertisement that Hopkins posted on Craigslist, listing a room for rent, according to the complaint.

The woman claims she was repeatedly raped between February 4 and February 12, and also was tied with a rope, gagged and handcuffed to a radiator, the complaint said.

She said that on the ninth day she managed to call her mother and alert her of the situation.

Police found the woman bruised and bound in Hopkins' apartment, according to the district attorney's statement.

Authorities said the victim was shaking and had marks on her body, according to the complaint.

Hopkins is being held on $350,000 bail. If convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison.

His defense attorney, Andrew Stoll, could not be immediately reached for comment.