WA man enters pleas in alleged bondage case

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A 66-year-old Washington man accused of torturing and raping a woman in what police say was a sound-proof bondage room has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, rape and assault.

Prosecutors allege that John Joseph Hauff picked up a 24-year-old prostitute on April 2 for a sexual role involving bondage at his Tacoma home.

The woman says she was tied up and tortured with instruments and electricity for hours. She was released after she disclosed she had texted Hauff's car license number to her boyfriend.

KIRO-TV says Hauff's trial will take place in King County because the woman was picked up in Seattle. He entered his pleas Tuesday.

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html