Police report the arrest of a Kingman man who allegedly sexually assaulted and tortured his wife and her son over the course of several days last week. Deputy Kingman police chief Rusty Cooper said police began investigating Saturday, September 17 upon learning that a 39-year-old woman was being treated at a local hospital.
Cooper said the woman told investigators that she and her eleven-year-old son had been bound and tied up by her husband Jerry Gilligan, 69. Cooper said the woman said Gilligan took pictures and made videos while he forced them to perform sexual acts upon each other as well as himself.
“Both victims reported torturous behavior to include battery acid being forcibly put into the victim’s eye, hands and feet, and being duct taped, mouths gagged and taped shut and being struck with a wooden stick,” Cooper said. “While they were bound by duct tape Gilligan reportedly shaved the hair off both victim’s heads.”
Cooper said evidence supporting the victim’s allegations was found in their home in the 900 block of Center St. Gilligan was booked into jail for two counts each of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual conduct with a minor, aggravated assault, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.