A tattooed sex offender who legally calls himself Pirate burned a disabled woman with cigarettes after meeting her on a dating app.
Pirate, previously named Daniel Selovich, spent the night with the woman in Idaho, US, after agreeing to let him stay.
During the night, the woman was assaulted with multiple burns to her body and a large scratch to her back.
The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the assault by a hacker on November 9 last year after a concerned member of the woman’s family contacted them, reports EastIdahoNews.com.
According to court documents, the victim also reported that Pirate put his foot in his mouth.
Originally, the disabled woman did not want to press charges, but later changed her mind and recounted how Pirate first came to see her on November 7.
She agreed to let him stay for a few days and when they went to the bedroom he bit her lip and neck so hard that she cried.
Pirate also forced his mouth open to put cigarette ash in his mouth and took pictures of it.
When police spoke to the victim, they told them Pirate had searched online to see if he had any arrest warrants for his arrest in the state of Utah.
This prompted officers to contact the Salt Lake City Police Department and uncover other pirate crimes.
According to a Salt Lake Police report, Pirate repeatedly assaulted a woman in a Utah motel room on November 6, just days before meeting the disabled woman.
The victim, who is believed to be an ex-girlfriend, was reportedly head butted, kicked in the shins and a kneeling abdomen by Pirate several times and required hospitalization.
However, the woman did not want to press charges against him.
Officers examined Pirate’s story and discovered that he was already a registered sex offender.
He has a history of assaulting women in the states of Nevada, Missouri and California and has served prison time for some of his crimes.
Daily News from Anchorage reported that Pirate also held a woman captive for five weeks in a remote cabin in Alaska in 2015, where he allegedly sexually assaulted, beat and bit his victim.
The victim did not escape until she managed to call for help and was rescued by helicopter.
However, the case against Pirate was closed in 2016 after the woman’s death.
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Pirate has now pleaded guilty to his two counts of assault and battery against the disabled woman after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors, which would mean he no longer faces jail time.
He has been in Bannock County Jail since his arrest in November 2020 but will be released after his conviction on January 4 next year unless the magistrate refuses to accept his plea.