Police: Ex-deputy waterboarded, burned, beat, strangled and sexually assaulted woman for hours
Kevin Woodrum (Southwestern Regional Jail/WCHS)

A former sheriff's deputy in Boone County, West Virginia is facing multiple charges after he allegedly tortured and sexually assaulted a woman for hours.


A criminal complaint filed in Boone County Magistrate Court said that West Virginia State Police went to the home of 43-year-old Kevin Woodrum on Saturday to investigate a report of domestic violence, according to WCHS.

The suspect initially told officers that the woman was asleep and that they would have to leave unless a warrant was obtained. But after making contact with the woman, officers noticed what was described as "severe swelling and bruising on her face."

Woodrum was taken into custody, and the woman provided a detailed statement of the abuse that began on Friday.

She stated her hands and feet were tied to the bed by Woodrum after he became enraged. During the hours of abuse, she said that Woodrum repeatedly punched her in the face, burner her body with a lighter multiple times, attempted to "water board" her, choked her until she blacked out, cut off her hair and sexually assaulted her.

WCHS reported that Woodrum is facing charges for "malicious wounding, sexual assault, kidnapping, strangulation, domestic battery and domestic assault." He is being held at Southwestern Regional Jail.

Woodrum was employed by Boone County Sheriff's Department as a deputy for two and a half years before leaving in 2004.