Man arrested for rape, kidnapping after woman escapes Utah apartment screaming

Mar 28, 2022, 11:12 AM | Updated: 11:26 am


(FILE photo KSL TV)

(FILE photo KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman escaped her apartment and screamed for help Sunday after she was allegedly held there against her will and and raped multiple times by a man she had a previous relationship with.

After she escaped and screamed “don’t kill me” and “let me go,” the man ran from the woman’s apartment and she called 911, according to police in probable cause documents detailing the arrest of Gustavo Alvarado-Alonso. The 35-year-old man was arrested by officers from Salt Lake City Police Department and booked into jail.

Court documents show Alvarado-Alonso was arrested on suspicion of three felony rapes, forcible sodomy, aggravated kidnapping and three aggravated sexual assaults — all first-degree felonies.

“The victim and the (suspect) have a history of domestic violence,” documents state.

The woman told police that approximately two weeks ago the suspect, whom she knew previously, came to her apartment and she didn’t feel safe to tell him to leave. He stayed there and during those weeks he was violent, including punching her in the head, and violated her.

Before her escape, she said he raped her multiple times and choked her while using other violence and threats to force her to comply, including placing a pillow over her face until she almost lost consciousness and putting a knife to her neck and telling her her she had to stop fighting or he would kill her.

She said after multiple rapes, she finally made her escape from her apartment and screamed, causing him to run away.

Documents say he told police “the victim was freaking out and was yelling ‘don’t kill me’ and ‘let me go.’ ”

In the documents police state that Alvarado-Alonso would constitute a substantial danger to individuals and the community and request his continued detention. They state he lost his job, has no residence and doesn’t have any identification.

The documents did not explain how Alvarado-Alonso was taken into custody.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, announced on Monday that he is running for governor....

Josh Ellis

Democrat Rep. Brian King announces run for governor

Democrat and Utah House Minority Leader Brian King has announced he is running for governor of Utah.

21 minutes ago

The Salt Lake Chinese Choir brings people together from Provo to Ogden, but their influence reaches...

Erin Cox

First Chinese choir in Utah uses music to break cultural barriers

The Salt Lake Chinese Choir brings people together from Provo to Ogden, but their influence reaches farther than that. 

11 hours ago

Skiers on the lift at Snowbird on Sunday before it closed for the day. (KSL TV)...

Brianna Chavez

Avalanche risk high in northern Utah, winter storm delays some ski resorts

A weekend winter storm that brought heavy snow to the mountains along the Wasatch Front also led to high avalanche risk warnings across northern Utah.

11 hours ago

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its annual First Presidency Christmas Devotion...

Emily Ashcraft

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urge remembrance of Christ this Christmas season

President Russell M. Nelson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, invited members to come and "adore" Christ at the annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional on Sunday.

14 hours ago

A Clearfield City police truck is in the snow...

Mark Jones

Power pole fire in Clearfield leave many in the dark

The North Davis Fire District says a transformer blew on on the main lines in Clearfield on Sunday causing a pole fire. 

14 hours ago

Power crews fixing power lines. Rocky Mountain Power reported more than 6,000 customers in Salt Lak...

Mark Jones

Thousands went without power in Salt Lake and Davis counties on Sunday

Rocky Mountain Power reports there are more than 6,200 customers without power Sunday evening.

15 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Design mockup half in white and half in color of luxury house interior with open plan living room a...

Lighting Design

Lighting Design 101: Learn the Basics

These lighting design basics will help you when designing your home, so you can meet both practical and aesthetic needs.

an antler with large horns int he wilderness...

Three Bear Lodge

Yellowstone in the Fall: A Wildlife Spectacle Worth Witnessing

While most people travel to this park in the summer, late fall in Yellowstone provides a wealth of highlights to make a memorable experience.

a diverse group of students raising their hands in a classroom...

Little Orchard Preschool

6 Benefits of Preschool for Kids

Some of the benefits of preschool for kids include developing independence, curiosity, and learning more about the world.

Man arrested for rape, kidnapping after woman escapes Utah apartment screaming