DIMMIT COUNTY, TEXAS (WOAI) - Law enforcement busted a stash house just outside Carrizo Springs Friday, that authorities say was holding undocumented worker being held against their will and tortured.
Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told News 4 San Antonio six undocumented workers were held captive for at least a week, scared for their lives.
Boyd says the trailer they raided became a torture chamber.
Earlier today, 35 members of local and federal law enforcement swarmed the property. Sheriff Boyd says in order to get inside the residence his chief deputy had to break in. Once inside, he says they found the victims and one of them couldn't walk.
Boyd said he believes at least six undocumented workers were held for ransom and tortured. Another victim told authorities his kidnappers beat him with a hammer. The abuse didn't stop there.
Boyd says a female victim was repeatedly sexually assaulted for four days.
Five suspects are now in custody, charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. Sheriff Boyd says he's relieved they're off the streets.
The Dimmit County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a few more suspects who are now on the run. Meanwhile, the victims were taken to the hospital to be treated.
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