TACOMA, Wash. – A convicted sex offender was charged Friday with first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping for reportedly raping a woman who he kept locked in his garage for several weeks.
According to court documents, Henry William Hauser Jr. offered to let the woman, who was homeless, sleep in his garage. The woman told investigators that she went with him on Nov. 10 but tired to leave after she got uncomfortable.
That’s when Hauser allegedly chained her to a truck. The woman told investigators that over the course of two weeks, he raped her several times and gave her drugs that caused memory loss.
Hauser reportedly told the woman that he wanted to kill her slowly but other times he said he wanted to “keep her”
The woman says at one point, Hauser left the key for her chains and she was able to hide the key and escape. She flagged someone down on Nov. 28 and asked them to call police.
Police say the woman had chains around her ankles when officers arrived and firefighters had to cut the chains off.
Police searched Hauser’s home and found the truck as the woman described along with chains, bedding, and a large bucket of urine.
On Thursday, officers arrested Hauser at a Walmart.
He admitted to the woman being in his garage, but told officers that she asked to be chained up and he refused.
In 2014, Hauser was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver with sexual motivation and assault in the 2nd degree with a deadly weapon after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl, forcing her to consume meth, and raping her.
At the time of the 2014 offense, he was on active DOC supervision because of a 2007 conviction for kidnapping 2nd degree with a deadly weapon-DV and felony harassment-DV.
He was also convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree with Sexual Motivation in 2003.
He participated in a sex offender treatment program while incarcerated and has been classified as a level 3 sex offender.