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New Charges Filed Against Man Accused of Torturing Women

Posted December 14, 2006 12:42 p.m. EST
Updated December 15, 2006 6:37 a.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man arrested in October after a woman was found imprisoned and tortured at a Hope Mills computer shop faces new charges in a separate case, authorities said Thursday.

Floyd Lee Cahoon, 44, of 2935 George Owen Road, has been charged with 11 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, authorities said. He is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on $1 million bond.

Cahoon was initially arrested in October and charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and three counts of first-degree sex offense.

A 33-year-old woman told investigators that she was kept in padlocked chains and a dog collar for five days. She said her captor tied her to a door frame, forced her to perform sex acts and repeatedly beat her with his fists and a leather belt, authorities said.

A week after his arrest, authorities filed another seven counts of first-degree sexual offense, five counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury against Cahoon in connection with a second alleged victim. The woman said she also was kidnapped, raped and tortured, authorities said.

After investigators confiscated Cahoon's computer equipment, they found evidence that led to the latest charges, authorities said.