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      St. Louis-area man accused of sexual torture

      29-year-old Adam Michael Capriglione of south St. Louis County.

      A St. Louis-area man is accused of sexually torturing women in his apartment over several years.

      Authorities on Tuesday announced that 29-year-old Adam Michael Capriglione of south St. Louis County is facing 19 felony charges that include rape, sodomy, felonious restraint and domestic assault. Capriglione is jailed on $500,000 bond.

      Police spokesman Brian Schellman says an investigation began after one of the victims contacted police in January. Capriglione is accused of raping, sodomizing and torturing several women dating back to 2006.

      Capriglione also faces one count of sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly filming a child having sex in 2007.

      A phone message left with Capriglione's attorney, Joseph Green, was not immediately returned.