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Jason Monroe Smith.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said it will not pursue the case against the man police said held his girlfriend hostage and "brutalized" her in a sex dungeon.

Prosecutors said they filed a motion on Monday to dismiss without prejudice the charge of kidnapping against Jason Monroe Smith.

[ORIGINAL STORY: PD: Scottsdale man arrested for 'brutalizing' girlfriend in sex dungeon]

They added that they can refile later if they want since it's "without prejudice."

According to the police report, Smith met the victim on a dating website called "Secret Benefits" and moved her into his home near Thunderbird Road and 90th Street.

Police said Smith had a sex dungeon in his home that had "medieval stocks, metal rack, chains, whips, other blunt weapons, hoist with chains, a large cage with a portable plastic toilet."

Smith made a contract for the woman in which she agreed to be the slave and he would be the master, and she would sleep in a cage, police said.

According to police, the girlfriend claimed Smith dragged her by the hair, shackled her and beat her. One time in March, her restraints broke one of her wrists, police said. He then whipped her 50 times and shocked her, court documents said.

Smith was only charged with kidnapping.

In an interview with Arizona's Family, however, the woman said she consented to the BDSM activity.

"I love him to death," the woman said.

She said she hoped prosecutors would drop the case, which they did.

 


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MyOwnMind

I bet that dungeon was busy last night.

HMI

The make up sex is going to be mind blowing.

Daddy

So what happens to the officer who recommended to the County Attorney's Office that charges be filed and what happens to the county attorney who decided to charge him? Nothing? They just get away with this stuff? Smh. Sue, sue, sue. Sue them both personally and sue who they work for so that better and more accurate decisions will be made by them going forward. And, NEVER accept charges to be dropped without prejudice. Always demand that charges be dropped WITH prejudice or tell them to take the case to trial that they were going to drop. It's obvious how that trial would go and the prosecutor knows it.

ObeyLaws

'Grand Wizard' Daddy - This is the way the system is supposed to work. A police officer develops probable cause of a crime and submits that information to the County Attorney's Office for a charging decision. As happened here, a deputy county attorney reviewed the information available and chose not to file a complaint. That's not to say charges won't be filed later if facts so warrant. Since no complaint was filed there is nothing to dismiss (with or without prejudice.) Only after formal charges are filed can a JUDGE dismiss a case - that is not done by the county attorney's office - and no judge was involved here because no complaint was filed. As far as your litigious advice is concerned, governmental agencies are provided immunity from the very type of lawsuit you are advocating. If that immunity were not in place, everyone would sue every time they were arrested. It would have a significant "chilling effect" on the functions of our criminal justice system. Thanks for your comments - keep them coming - this is how you learn!

MyOwnMind

shut up moron.

Daddy

So is this portion of the article a lie or in some other way inaccurate, "Prosecutors said they filed a motion on Monday to dismiss without prejudice the charge of kidnapping against Jason Monroe Smith."?

Daddy

Lawsuits bring improvements in the way people conduct themselves. Sueing individual officers, the department they work for, the city, individual prosecutors and a county attorney office or DA will have the effect of causing them to make better, more informed accurate, and precise decisions going forward. When they know they have a lot to lose they'll make fewer 'mistakes'.

nutsplash

See I was correct. that female dog was all over the "Me Too Movement" BS tryin to cash in. Deez hoes know what they are doing.

MyOwnMind

She probably learned there wouldn't be enough money in it to sue.

ObeyLaws

What happens in your dungeon, stays in your dungeon....

Robs

Goofy finds daddy [ohmy]

crasher13

Thank you, next. Didn't seem worth knowing anyways. Let them be. #JusticeForJason

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