Photographs by Washington County sheriff's office
From left, Jacob Lester, 26, of Fayetteville and Benjamin Mooney, 31, of Fayetteville.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Two northwest Arkansas men are accused of imprisoning and raping an individual they say they were training to become a "sex puppy," according to a probable cause affidavit.
Washington County sheriff's office deputies said the victim met 26-year-old Jacob Lester and 31-year-old Robert Mooney at their home on Pug Gayer Road in Fayetteville for sex Thursday. The report states the individual was given a sedative, then raped and beaten until Saturday morning when it was possible to escape. Authorities said the victim showed up at a home in Goshen, northeast of Fayetteville, wearing only a blanket and begging for help. [DOCUMENT: Read the probable cause affidavit]
Severe bruises and whip marks were visible on the victim's back and buttocks, deputies said.
Investigators later located Lester and Mooney, who agreed to be interviewed at the sheriff's office. Lester told deputies that Mooney was using "pup play training" to make the victim more submissive. He said that in between sessions, the three would have sex, court documents show.
In a separate interview, Mooney reportedly told authorities that he had three personalities: a sex puppy, a sex slave and a person. If Mooney responded to investigators' questions with a "woof," it meant he understood under his puppy personality, according to the affidavit.
Mooney told authorities that the victim had wanted to learn about being a sex puppy, the document states. He said he may have struck the individual but couldn't remember because he "blacks out while he is in sex slave persona," according to the account. The men were arrested Saturday and taken to the Washington County jail on charges of rape and false imprisonment. Records show Lester was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond Wednesday afternoon, and Mooney was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
NW News on 06/14/2018
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