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3 charged in torture of Orange County prostitute

Two men and one woman have been charged in the kidnapping and repeated torture of a prostitute in Orange County motels.
Two men and one woman have been charged in the kidnapping and repeated torture of a prostitute in Orange County motels.

The three suspects were identified as Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26, of Costa Mesa, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas, 33, of Costa Mesa and Cierra Rose Thompson, 27, of Silverton, Oregon.

All three suspects were arrested at the Days Inn on the 2100 block of Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa Monday.

Costa Mesa police say Flores-Davis hired the 26-year-old woman, identified only as Jane Doe, in May to perform commercial sex services. Investigators say Flores-Davis acted as Jane Doe's pimp, working out of motels in Orange County.

On July 22, Flores-Davis allegedly burned the female victim with a heated glass pipe used to ingest methamphetamine, tying her to a chair, blindfolding her and duct-taping her mouth.

"The defendant is accused of taking a meth pipe, burning the victim multiple times in the chest, causing second degree burns," prosecutor Brad Schoenleben said.

Five days later, prosecutors allege all three defendants held Jane Doe down, hit her and burned her with an iron. They also allegedly poured water down her mouth and nose.

"What sets this apart is the sheer torture of this victim," Schoenleben said. "He brutalized her for multiple days, caused significant injuries for what appears to be almost for fun."

Flores-Davis is also accused of tying the victim to a bathroom sink, where she was forced to sleep.

Costa Mesa police rescued the woman when someone from another state, who received a Facebook message asking for help, alerted authorities. The woman was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian to be treated for bruises and burns. She was then transferred to a battered women's shelter.

Flores-Davis was charged with two counts of torture, kidnapping and mayhem and one count each of human trafficking, aggravated assault, pimping and pandering, all felonies, with sentence-enhancing allegations of personal infliction of great bodily injury and great bodily injury.

Gonzalez-Salinas and Thompson were charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count each of torture, human trafficking, mayhem, aggravated assault, pimping and pandering, with sentence-enhancing allegations of personal infliction of great bodily injury and great bodily injury. Both stood before a Santa Ana judge Wednesday as he issued a protective order to keep them away from Jane Doe Wednesday.

The defendants remain in custody in lieu of $1 million bail. All three are expected to be back in court on Aug. 22.

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