Two sisters held captive in Tucson motel for a week

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:29 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a drug dealer held two sisters in a South Tucson motel room for a week, repeatedly raping and beating them.

Rene Francisco "Spanky" Canez, 35, was arrested Oct. 15 on multiple counts, including kidnapping, sexual assault and administering narcotics.

According to court documents, the sisters, ages 22 and 26, went to the El Camino Motel on Oct. 9 to buy marijuana from Canez.

Prosecutors say Canez used various weapons including a Taser and a curtain rod to assault them.

"They have marks and bruises, and indications that they had been beaten with a curtain rod and pistol-whipped as well," says  Lt. Jeff Inorio of the South Tucson Police Department.

He is accused of injecting the victims with heroin and forcing them to perform sex acts on each other.

The sisters managed to escape when a third woman showed up Oct. 15.

The victims were treated at a hospital for multiple injuries.

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