A Portsmouth man is under arrest on accusations he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend in Newport and sexually assaulted her for six days.
According to Newport police, Timothy Haslam, 57, abducted his ex-girlfriend on July 2 as she was walking past Easton’s Beach. The two had reportedly dated for five years and a no contact order had been issued against Haslam.
The police report states that Haslam confronted the victim while she was at a hair appointment and then proceeded to follow her in his pickup truck as she walked to a friend’s house.
According to the report, she attempted to evade Haslam by cutting through the Easton’s Beach parking lot on foot, but he managed to grab her and force her into his truck.
The victim broke her arm while trying to jump from Haslam's car on the first day of the abduction.
The victim claims she was taken to Haslam’s house in Portsmouth, where he's accused of sexually assaulting her over the course of five days.
The victim said Haslam drove her on July 8 to a Hampton Inn in Seekonk, where he continued to sexually assault her until she managed to escape to a nearby McDonald’s restaurant and ask for help.
The victim was taken to Women and Infants Hospital for treatment.
Haslam was arrested on July 9 by Seekonk police at the Clarion Motel on Fall River Avenue.
Haslam was arraigned in District Court on July 11. He was ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week.