3 Charged In Kidnapping, Torturing Of Woman In Arnold

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ARNOLD (KDKA) – Three people are accused of kidnapping a woman and torturing her in Arnold over the weekend.

According to police, the incident happened inside a home on 16th Street Saturday night. A 4 year-old child was also inside the home at the time.

The suspects have been identified as 41-year-old Michael Battaglia, 30-year-old Stephanie Unruh and 25-year-old Devon Hamilton.

Angelica Mongol, 21, is reliving that horrifying experience in her mind over and over again.

Mongol and Battaglia were dating and an argument escalated inside the home.

“He started becoming mean, aggressive. He was saying that I put issues on his computer and stole his phone took things from him,” Mongol said.

She said drugs were involved.

Mongol says Battaglia smacked her in the face so she ran to the neighbor’s house.

The police showed up, but Mongol told them everything was fine.

Things escalated further when she went back inside.

“Mike told Devon and Stephanie to pick me up by my arms and legs and take me down to basement,” Mongol said. “They undressed me first then rope tied me to the pole. They hit me, they used a broom stick and smacked me in back of my head.”

Mongol says she managed to untie herself once. But, when Battaglia came back downstairs, she says he tied her up again.

“He told me I was lucky enough to be treated the way that I was and by end of the night I was going to be dead,” she said.

Rope and cigarette burns remind her how lucky she is to be alive, but it’s the emotional pain that will take a long time to go away.

“I still feel like I’m in shock. I couldn’t even process this through yet,” she said.

Eventually, the suspects fell asleep and Mongol was able to run to a neighbor’s house for help.

She was taken to Allegheny Valley Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

As for the suspects, each are currently being held in the Westmoreland County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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