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MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – A California man was arrested this week in connection to the kidnapping and torture of two women in Moreno Valley.

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On May 14, police responded to a call from Gilberto Puga, 53, that two women had burglarized his house. Soon after, Riverside County Sheriff’s Office received a second call about two women screaming for help at Puga’s residence.

Deputies found two women who had been locked up inside Puga’s house against their will and had been tortured, according to arrest documents obtained by KTLA.

Investigators learned that the women did not burglarize the house as Puga had claimed, the news outlet reported.

Puga was arrested May 15 by the Hemet Police Department for false imprisonment and torture, Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said. He is being held on $1M bail.