Occius Dorsainvil, 56, and Marie Dorsainvil, 51, were arrested on Friday after Miami Police say they forced their victim into a confession of infidelity, according to NBC Miami. The pair is accused of torturing the male victim over a three-day span last December, during which they allegedly chained him up and forced him to drink bleach.
The suspects were charged with several crimes, including attempted murder, kidnapping, and extortion, according to arrest records.
It is not clear how the two suspects are related.
The violent ordeal began when Marie allegedly asked the victim for a ride to her south Florida residence, according to NBC Miami, citing police. Marie invited the victim up to her apartment, but he declined, referencing his marriage to another woman. Marie told the man that she, too, was married but that her husband was away in Haiti.
The victim gave in and accepted Marie’s invitation into her home.
The victim sat on the couch when Occius Dorsainvil appeared with a gun, according to authorites. Occius allegedly tied the victim up with a cord and instructed him to crawl on his stomach to the bathroom.
Occius allegedly forced the victim to rehearse and record a statement, forcing the victim to claim he had an affair with Occius’s wife, though it was not clear if he was referring to Marie. The pair also allegedly threatened that if the victim went to the bathroom, they would make him eat his own waste or risk being shot.
Although the suspects offered the prisoner food, the victim refused to eat, fearing the repercussions of going to the bathroom.
On the second day, the pair strengthened the victim’s restraints with chains and demanded he pay them $50,000 and the title to his car, authorities said, according to NBC.
On the third and final day in captivity, the victim was forced to shower at gunpoint before the three of them drove off in the victim’s car, with the suspects claiming they’d set him free. Before releasing the man, the suspects allegedly made him drink a concoction of bleach and Haitian rum, resulting in the victim passing out.
When the victim came to, about 30 minutes later, he ran for help and notified authorities. It was not clear where the victim was when he awoke.
Detectives were able to track down the suspects and place them under arrest. The pair allegedly admitted to the crimes, according to an arrest report cited by Miami’s Local 10 News.