What was supposed to be a night of rough sex, turned into a rape charge for a Lake Worth woman, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
The victim, 52, told a deputy that on Oct. 25 she was attacked by her partner, Mia McCarthy, 23, who investigators in the report call a self-described “sadomasochist.”
The Sun-Sentinel is not identifying the victim due to the nature of the crime.
The womens’ relationship began about nine months ago. But on Oct. 25, a fight broke out, with the woman saying McCarthy punched and scratched her, according to the report.
Fighting then turned to choking, with the woman telling a deputy that McCarthy choked her so hard she saw spots and almost passed out.
The woman said McCarthy then threatened her, saying, “breathe or I’ll kill you.” The woman now lives in constant fear that McCarthy will try to kill her, the deputy wrote in the report.
Deputies said they saw bruising, bite marks and scratches on the victim’s neck.
A detective on Oct. 25 met with the victim at the Butterfly House, a sexual assault care center in Wellington. That’s when the victim mentioned another incident on July 21, when an intimate encounter that night spiraled out of control.
On that date, the victim told the detective she took McCarthy out to Delux, a Delray Beach nightclub for the victim’s birthday. The victim then told deputies that along with smoking pot with McCarthy, McCarthy used Kratom, a product the Drug Enforcement Administration describes as having opiate, sedative and euphoric effects.
It was that night when the victim told deputies that McCarthy raped her with what the detective calls, a “marital aid.”
“It was the first time McCarthy got rough with her and [the victim] did not know what to do,” the detective wrote in the report.
After initially refusing to talk when she was arrested on Oct. 25, McCarthy later told investigators that they both enjoy rough sex that sometimes leaves marks. She also said that they don’t use safe words and when the victim says “no” it means “yes,” according to the report.
McCarthy also told deputies she meant to stop but didn’t, adding that she later apologized to the victim for hurting her.
She faces charges of battery, domestic battery strangulation, attempted murder and sexual assault. She remains in Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.