Crime

He told her she wasn’t good for anything but sex and then raped her, cops say

A 39-year-old Manatee County man is charged with raping his victim after he told her she wasn’t good for anything but sex and that he was known for killing a man and a woman in Mexico, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Omar Navis Torres was booked into the Manatee County jail on Oct. 31 and remains in custody on bonds totaling $35,000.

According to the arrest report, Navis Torres beat the victim before sexually assaulting her.

The location of the incident is redacted from the arrest report, but the arrest report states Navis Torres is known to the victim, who told deputies he has a “crack and alcohol addiction.”

Navis Torres controlled the victim with fear, stating he has killed two people in Mexico and that if she called law enforcement, he would kill her, according to the report. Deputies say Navis Torres told the victim that if he couldn’t find her, he would kill her family and then himself.

Breaking News/Real Time Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been with the Bradenton Herald since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years, including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and for beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.
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