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Woman alleges abduction, rape by ex-boyfriend in Overbrook

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:12 a.m.
 

An Overbrook man is charged with sexually assaulting and threatening to kill a woman in his apartment.

Alex McGowan, 25, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in connection with the events that happened over three days last month, Pittsburgh police said.

A woman told investigators she had a relationship with McGowan and was trying to get her belongings from the apartment when McGowan choked, punched and kicked her. He tortured her over three days, bound her and burned her with a lit cigarette, the woman told police.

She escaped through a window on April 24 and found help.

The Tribune-Review does not identify victims of alleged sexual assault.

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