A 39-year-old Pasadena man is being held in lieu of $1.4 million bail, facing several felony charges for allegedly torturing, drugging and raping an unconscious 21-year-old woman at his home, police said this evening.
The woman, whose name was withheld, remains in an area hospital in serious but stable condition with second- and third-degree burns, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
The District Attorneyâ€™s Office on Wednesday charged Piotr Igor Dudkiewcz, who was arrested Monday morning in La Verne, with the following charges: torture, aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, oral copulation of an unconscious person and oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance.
Dudkiewicz was also charged with sodomy of an unconscious victim, sodomy by anesthesia or controlled substance, two counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object, rape of unconscious person and rape by use of drugs.
Authorities became aware of the alleged ordeal when the California Highway Patrol shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday transferred a 911 all to the Pasadena Police Department.
The woman on the telephone sounded distraught and said she was inside a Pasadena home and had been burned and tied up by a man. The line then went dead.
Police traced the call to a residence in the 700 block of North Pasadena Avenue, where they found a small amount of substance resembling blood, said Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra.
Ibarra said no one was inside the home, but that police later learned the name of a possible occupant. Later that day, the Los Angeles Police Department notified the Pasadena Police Department that a 21-year-old woman suffering from severe chemical burns had turned up at a Los Angeles area hospital.
The Pasadena Police Department eventually determined that she was the woman who had called authorities on Sunday.
The woman told investigators that she had been intentionally burned by a man she met in Los Angeles, and agreed to follow to his home in Pasadena.
Pasadena police Lt. Terysa A. Rosas told the Pasadena Star-News that the woman met the suspect online via social media.
The woman told investigators that once she was at the suspectâ€™s home, he convinced her to pose for a photo wearing a motorcycle helmet.
She told investigators that when he put the helmet on her head, she immediately felt a burning sensation on her skin and when she tried to remove the helmet, the suspect kept it in place until she lost consciousness. She said that when she awoke, she discovered the man assaulting her.
Pasadena police detectives asked anyone who may have contact with Dudkiewicz to call them at (626) 744-7113.