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Woman holds Instagram date hostage, tortures him for £75,000 ransom


A 22-year-old woman from New York has been accused of kidnapping and torturing a man with the help of three other accomplices after “luring” the victim to her apartment for a date.

The incident allegedly took place at the woman’s residence on Marble Hill Avenue in The Bronx, New York, on February 7 this year.

The woman, identified as Valerie Rosario, lured the victim to her apartment after the two started chatting on Instagram. The group did not only hold the man hostage, but also demanded a £75,000 ransom from his brother.

The victim had assumed that he was meeting the woman for a romantic encounter. But little did he know he was walking into a honeytrap.

According to a report in The New York Post, Rosario is facing kidnapping and attempted murder charges and is in police custody.