A SUSPECTED kidnapper and rapist reportedly appeared nude performing a lewd act in the video live stream into the start of his trial last week.
Victor Pena, 42, allegedly kidnapped a young woman and kept her captive for three days while raping and starving her.
Olivia Ambrose, 23, went missing in January 2019 and was found in Pena's apartment after a three-day search, according to MassLive.
The young woman and the suspect reportedly had an encounter as she was leaving Hennesey's Pub, located in Boston, Massachusetts.
After viewing surveillance footage of the area, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross told MassLive: "It’s obvious from the video surveillance that she did not go along willingly."
Ambrose told police that she was made to drink alcohol and fed nothing but canned pineapple while being held captive, WCBV reports.
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Pena's trial began last week but has already been marred by disruptive behavior.
He was removed from the courtroom last Tuesday after disrupting the jury selection with an "outburst," according to WCBV.
Pena was then put in another room in the courthouse where he could take part in the rest of the proceedings through video link.
However, he then proceeded to strip naked on the video stream once jury selection began again.
The lewd act was stated to have taken place for an estimated 16 seconds before Pena was seen looking towards the room door.
The court officer appears in the video before the monitor is turned off.
The jurors-to-be were excused after bearing witness to the lewd act.
Pena has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury for 10 counts of aggravated rape, and one count of kidnapping.
He has pleaded not guilty to each count.
Court records reportedly show that Pena has had a minimum of three Boston women file restraining orders against him in the last 15 years.
All three women are alleged past lovers of Pena who describe him as "physically and emotionally abusive," according to MassLive.
Pena's family reported a history of his mental illness following his arrest, WCVB stated.
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He was, however, deemed fit to stand trial by medical professionals at Bridgewater State Hospital.
Jury selection for Pena's case continues on Monday.
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