NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Police say a Newport Beach man waterboarded his wife.
Orange County District Attorney investigators say 36-year-old Richard Schlosser locked up his wife, 30 years his senior, held her captive in their apartment on the peninsula and beat her. A complaint filed by the D.A. claims Schlosser acted “with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion, and for a sadistic purpose.”READ MORE: Orange County Qualifies To Move Into Least-Restrictive Yellow Tier
The D.A. says this came to light when someone asked for a welfare check on Schlosser’s wife. They say they found her — and enough evidence to arrest him.READ MORE: Police Identify Homeless Man Arrested In Palisades Fire
Investigators also say Schlosser committed the crime while out on bail for another domestic violence case.MORE NEWS: 'Midnight Run,' 'Beethoven' Star Charles Grodin Dies At 86
He was in custody at Orange County Jail at the time of this report.