John Hopkins, 45, has been arrested. The alleged victim said Hopkins held her in his East Williamsburg apartment on Humboldt Street for eight days. Hopkins faces a series of charges, including rape, assault and unlawful imprisonment. The Brooklyn district attorney said Hopkins told the woman on the telephone she could live with him for free if she cooked and cleaned.
Hopkins allegedly paid for her plane ticket to fly to New York and picked her up at the airport. However, when she arrived at his home on Feb. The woman told police that she was handcuffed to a radiator, beaten, bound, gagged and raped repeatedly. She said she was allowed out at least once, but handcuffed again when she returned.
The woman eventually contacted her mother in Wisconsin, who called police. When the police arrived, they reportedly found the woman balled up in the fetal position on a bed. A nearby rope was found near the bed, which Hopkins allegedly used to tied her down.
Officers also reportedly found a whip and a ball-gag nearby. He called Hopkins a very strange man.
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