Man, Woman Tortured and Sexually Assaulted for Days Inside Bakersfield Medical Pot Shop

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A medical marijuana supply shop was the alleged scene of a hostage situation during which a man and woman were beaten and tortured. (Credit: KERO)

Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a man and woman for several days inside a medical marijuana shop in east Bakersfield, sheriff’s officials said.

The man and woman were restrained against their will, beaten, tortured and sexually assaulted last week inside the business in the 700 block of Sterling Road, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

The man reported the ordeal to deputies on Sept. 8 and told them he was the victim of a kidnapping. Details on how he got away were not released.

When deputies went to the business, they found the woman and three suspects, authorities said. KERO-TV reported the shop was a medical marijuana supply store.

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