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Man accused of rape and torture in RP arraigned

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Posted at 6:39 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 22:46:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)— The man accused of raping and torturing a woman in his home in Rancho Penasquitos faced a judge today.

32-year-old Uber driver, Seyed Hassan Kaboli pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of sexual crimes.

Kaboli peaked through his holding cell, as the judge announced his fate. San Diego Police said Kaboli bound, raped, and tortured a woman, multiple times at his home in Rancho Penasquitos on May 19th and 20th.

Sky10 footage showed the victim being consoled by the police on Monday, and she said she ran naked to escape 24 hours of brutal misery. The next day, Kaboli was arrested just north of National City.

10News obtained a copy of the criminal complaint, explaining Kaboli’s 12 felony charges. They include:

(5) Forcible oral copulation
(2) Rape
(1) Rape by a foreign object
(1) Torture
(1) Assault with great bodily injury
(1) Sexual battery
(1) False imprisonment

The complaint also suggests that there may be another person involved in the crimes.

Under count three, it reads Kaboli “inflicted aggravated mayhem and torture on the victim and another person.”

Under count eleven, it reads “said person was unlawfully restrained by said defendant and an accomplice.”

In the courtroom, neither the defense nor the district attorney would comment on a possible third party.

Still, the judge issued a protective order for the victim— a woman, whose relationship was not disclosed. But Kaboli’s defense attorney said she was not his Uber customer.

“There is no prior relationship,” Kaboli’s attorney, Ryan Tegnelia said. “He is not denying that they came into contact with each other on the date of the incident. But before that, they did not have any relationship.”

Tegnelia said Kaboli’s family describes him as an introverted man who keeps to himself. They said they are shocked at his arrest.

“This obviously came completely out of left field for them, caught everybody by surprise,” Tegnelia said.

The judge set Kaboli’s bail amount at $550,000. If convicted, Kaboli faces 200 years to life in prison.