Florida Man Kept Girlfriend Locked in Shed, Sexually Battered Her For Weeks: Police

A 34-year-old Florida man is accused of holding his girlfriend captive in a shed, stabbing her in the leg and sexually assaulting her over the course of a month.

Bertin Ocampo was arrested on Dec. 3 after Polk County Sheriff's deputies discovered the woman in his Haines City home.

The victim told deputies she and Ocampo had been in an intimate relationship for about three months when he locked her in the shed behind a home he shared with his nephew and the nephew's wife.

According to a police report, Ocampo kept her locked in the room, which contained only a bed and television, for up to 18 hours a day. She told deputies Ocampo hit her, stabbed her in the leg with a knife and threatened to harm her daughter if she tried to escape.

Ocampo also allegedly forced her to have sex with him three or four times in the course of the month, the woman said.

The victim said during her captivity, she and Ocampo went to public places together and visited her mother's home to see her daughter. She said she never alerted anyone or tried to get away because she was scared of what he might do to her or her daughter.

A search warrant was issued for the home after police received a tip to investigate the property.

When Polk County deputies found the victim, she had bruises around her eyes, legs and arms, and two small scabs which she said were the stab wounds.

Ocampo was charged with false imprisonment, sexual battery, aggravated assault, battery and aggravated battery.

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