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Benjamin Hooks, 24, charged after Milwaukee teen who he ‘held captive in a dog cage in a basement [where she was] raped by multiple men,’ managed to escape when he left the home to appear in court

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‘Put a collar on this scum and lead around the jail yard, for years’
Teenager testifies she was ‘held captive in a dog cage in a Milwaukee basement and raped by multiple men’
The 19-year-old FINALLY made her escape when her captor left the home in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, to appear in court
Benjamin Hooks is charged with holding the teen captive in the basement of a Milwaukee home during the fall of 2016
Hooks, 24, allegedly forced his hostage to wear a dog collar while she was blindfolded and raped by multiple men
The victim told police she only had one to two meals a day which she had to share with a pit bull locked in the basement with her
Woman said she managed to escape the brutality when Hooks had to leave the house to attend a court appearance  
The suspect has a long rap sheet, with three open cases filed between January and May, 20`17
Hooks was  charged with substantial battery, intentional bodily harm, habitual criminality repeater, in January
A string of offenses, including first degree sexual assault, use of a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment, in early May 
Human trafficking in late May, in a separate case involving a 20-year-old woman and 15-year-old girl 

Benjamin Hooks 3.jpgBenjamin Hooks [photo] is accused of forcing a 19-year-old woman to wear a dog collar while she was tied down, blindfolded and raped in a Milwaukee basement during the fall of 2016

A 19-year-old woman who was held captive in a dog cage in the basement of a Milwaukee home and forced to have sex with multiple men finally managed to escape when her alleged captor left to appear in court on other charges.
Benjamin Hooks, 24, is accused of forcing the teenager to wear a dog collar while she was tied down, blindfolded and raped by multiple men at the home on the city’s north side during the fall of 2016.
The victim told police she would only get one to two meals a day and she had to share them with a pit bull that was also locked in the basement with her, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Fox6.
The woman said she managed to escape the brutality when Hooks had to leave the house to attend a court appearance.
He is currently facing a string of human trafficking charges in a separate case involving a 20-year-old woman and 15-year-old girl.
The woman told investigators that she had gone to live at the home – which features three homes adjacent to each other – to take care of the 69-year-old female property owner.

She said people, including Hooks, started showing up and taking over the property shortly after she arrived.
Calling Hooks a squatter, when she was contacted, the 69-year-old homeowner denied all knowledge of the crimes that took place in her basement. She told Fox6 that Hooks had made a home there secretly after someone had moved out.
‘I didn’t have a f***ing thing to do with this. He snuck in. He snuck in and did it,’ she said.
The elderly woman said that shortly after the victim had arrived to take care of her, a group of men from “around the neighbourhood”, which included Hooks, “started showing up and taking over the house”.
He has three open cases that were filed between January and May this year.
In January he was charged with substantial battery, intentional bodily harm, habitual criminality repeater.
In early May he was charged with a string of offenses, including first degree sexual assault, use of a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment.
He was charged with human trafficking in late May.

olice say the victim was imprisoned in the home of a 69-year-old woman that she was staying with as a live-in carer in 2016. It is not clear how long she was imprisoned for.

 

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