Jorge Murrieta and Brenda Acuna-Aguero arrested: A Phoenix couple are charged with sex crimes after forcing a day laborer into a sexual fantasy at gunpoint after pretending they needed help at their home.
A Phoenix, Arizona couple have been arrested after allegedly forcing a Mexican day laborer into fulfilling a sexual fantasy at gunpoint and filming another encounter to blackmail him.
Jorge Murrieta, 45, and Brenda Acuna-Aguero, 39, were arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault, aggravated assault and unlawful recording of a person, according to court documents obtained Wednesday. Murrieta faces additional charges of kidnapping, unlawful distribution of images of nudity and sexual extortion.
A filed probable cause statement filed at Maricopa County Superior Court, cited by the Washington Post describes the pair approaching the victim outside a home improvement store on April 8 on the pretense of helping them move items in their house.
Upon getting the unsuspecting laborer to their home, Acuna-Aguero told the worker that she had fantasies about having sex with the man. They engaged in a consensual encounter, with the un-named worker unaware that Murrieta had filmed their ‘episode’ through a window from another room.
At some point the husband then pulled out a rifle, pointing at the man’s chest, ordering him to have sex with his wife again.
Jorge Murrieta & Brenda Acuna-Aguero: Serial fantasies.
The un-named victim according to the probable cause statement did as he was forced to. He says the couple then took his visa and Mexico-issued driver’s license. The husband and wife also forced the day laborer to show contact information in his phone for his wife, who lives in Mexico. The couple threatened to send her images of the encounter if the victim did not return the next day.
Police say Murrieta dropped the day laborer back at the home improvement store, before contacting him a short time later. He did not respond and later received a call from his wife, who said she got explicit photos of him with Acuna-Aguero.
Police say the victim then reported the sexual assault. Investigators seized the cellphones of all three and say evidence on them confirms the victim’s allegations.
When questioned by police, the couple acknowledged forcing the victim into sex at gunpoint, filming the ‘sexual fantasy’ and making threats with the footage. During questioning, Murrieta conceded having done the same thing four other times with random men.
A judge last week ordered both husband and wife held on a $250,000 cash-only bond and attorneys appointed for them. The county public defender’s office has not yet assigned them lawyers.
A report via AZFamily told of stunned neighbors describing the couple as nice people and an incidence of not knowing who one really lives amongst.