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In an effort to be freed, a woman who left desperate notes in two bathrooms alleges that she was being held against her will.

A man in Scott Township, Pennsylvania, was arrested on a variety of charges related to sexual abuse and imprisonment. Thanks to the notes that began a chain of events that led to his arrest.

In a report from KDKA-TV, Since May 1, the woman, whose name was withheld, told police she had been kept a prisoner.

On July 8, more than two months later, she made her first bid to alert authorities that she needed help.

After finding a handwritten note stuck to the mirror of a women’s bathroom at a Walmart store in Carnegie, the employees contacted the police. The note said the woman’s name, and that she was being held against her will, being assaulted, and gave an address where she was being held.

This was not a prank, the note told police.

The police responded to the address provided on the same day, which was the home of Corey Brewer. No one answered the door, according to the criminal complaint.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that responding officers said they heard furniture moving inside but couldn’t enter because they didn’t have a warrant.

Brewer was called on his cell phone on July 9 by police who had interacted with him in a separate matter, the nature of which police did not disclose

The police were allowed to speak to the woman but only on speakerphone because Brewer wanted to hear what was being said.

According to the complaint, the woman told the police she was Brewer’s girlfriend and that they were on vacation in New York.

Near the Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater museum in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, a second note was found the next day in a public restroom.

The woman who wrote it overheard the police officers visiting Booker’s home on July 8, she said that the abuse against her had not stopped and that she did not author some texts sent to her family, but could do nothing, she also asked officers not to give up on helping her, the note stated.

The note read, “If I don’t make it, tell my family I love them.”

The Police found footage of the woman going into the restroom with Brewer nearby when the Police reviewed a security video from Fallingwater.

The Post-Gazette reported, after having learned from the woman’s ex-boyfriend, with whom she shares two children on July 11, that he had not heard from her since April and had officially reported her missing, police raided the apartment where Brewer lived and arrested Brewer.

The outlet added, “According to the complaint, that man [the woman’s ex-boyfriend] said the woman and Mr. Brewer had a current relationship. Police then confirmed the woman had filed for a protection from abuse order against Mr. Brewer last August, but it had expired in September, the complaint said.”

The woman said she was raped, punched, stabbed and had clumps of her hair cut off. She said she was threatened with death if she attempted to leave. A criminal complaint said she had cuts and bruises when she was discovered.

Brewer faces charges of sexual assault, strangulation, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint and simple assault. He was freed after posting bail, according to the Post-Gazette.

Sources: WesternJournal, Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh.cbslocal, WTAE

 

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