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Oregon man facing charges for alleged kidnapping, assault by blowtorch

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An Oregon man is accused of using a blowtorch to assault a woman he allegedly held captive in a cabin for three weeks.

Deputies say 34-year-old Josef Taylor allegedly kidnapped his on-and-off girlfriend and held her hostage in his rural cabin, occasionally burning the victim with the use of a blowtorch during the ordeal.

The 30-year-old victim was allegedly kidnapped when she returned to the cabin, where she once lived, so she could gather some personal items on August 20th. She was then held against her will through September 10th, when she was finally able to escape to a neighboring house for help, according to court documents.

Taylor is expected to appear in court on Monday and faces several charges.

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