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Traverse City Man Charged with Kidnap, Torture, Sex Crimes

The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Traverse City man over the weekend for a number of disturbing crimes.

Christopher Thomas is charged with kidnapping, torture, criminal sexual conduct, home invasion and aggravated stalking after deputies say Thomas entered a Blair Township woman’s residence through an unlocked door and forcibly removed from her home and later sexually assaulted in a storage unit.

Investigators say he duct tapped and handcuffed the victim’s wrists and ankles and took her to his rented storage unit in Blair Township. The victim was able to talk Thomas into letting her go. She was treated and released from a local hospital.

Thomas was arraigned Monday in a Grand Traverse County court.