Man indicted in brutal beatings of prostitute

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Posted: Oct 05, 2014 10:27 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Las Vegas man has been indicted in the brutal beatings of a prostitute.

Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Sharpe III was indicted Friday on 17 counts, including kidnapping, assault and sex trafficking.

A prosecutor told KLAS-TV it was "one of the most brutal and depraved cases" he has ever seen.

The woman lost a finger and parts of her buttocks after the beatings that she said took place over the eight weeks she was held by him to work as a prostitute.

She also underwent 12 surgeries for injuries.

The woman told police she was beaten with a metal pole, burned with an iron and had lemon juice and Tabasco sauce poured into her open wounds.

The woman was found June 30 near a Las Vegas hospital.

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Information from: KLAS-TV, http://www.klas-tv.com