SLO man claims consensual bondage, not torture

September 26, 2014
Timothy John Hayes

Timothy John Hayes

A Ventura woman testified Thursday against a San Luis Obispo man she accuses of torturing and attempting to kill her. His attorney says the couple was into bondage.

Earlier this month, 33-year-old Timothy Hayes allegedly bound the woman, 27, with tape and assaulted her with a knife, scissors, a pool cue and burned her with kitchen utensils. Hayes, who faces a possible life sentence for torture, attempted murder and other charges, appeared in San Luis Obispo court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

At the hearing, the victim testified that Hayes and she had been enjoying a relaxing couple of days together at his San Luis Obispo home when, out of nowhere, he turned on her and tortured her for three hours with masking tape, a pool cue, golf balls, a metal ruler and a heated Hibachi knife.

“It turned into a lot of punching and kicking with full force, as if like a male-on-male fight,” the woman said in court. “I was thrown against the wall and kicked as hard as a soccer ball.”

The victim also said Hayes threatened to cut off her breasts with a pair of 12-inch scissors, saying, “Babe, I need these for myself.”

Defense attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu responded in cross-examination with questions suggesting that the victim was under the influence of cocaine at the time, was motivated by money and was into sexual bondage.

When Funke-Bilu asked the woman if cocaine was a regular part of her relationship, she responded, “Yes.”

The woman also said that Hayes and she had previously used tape for sexual pleasure.

Hearings in the case resume on Oct. 8.

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8 Comments

  1. Citizen says:

    Reminds me of Sean Penn and Madonna when Penn had Madonna bound to a chair for 9 hours and made to perform a “degrading sex act”. The outspoken pointy bra Madonna was too “chicken” to prosecute. Sean Penn is one sicko Hollywood big shot.

    Ditto for Rick James (friend of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young ), except James went to prison for his “torture ” escapades.

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  2. slowtime says:

    Whack jobs; the both of ’em! Stop wasting our resources!

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  3. achillesheal says:

    I guess she must have forgotten the “safeword” according to the defense attorney.

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  4. LameCommenter says:

    Romance among heavy drug users. Nothing to see here. Find him not guilty on this one, and move on.

    Tip to so-called victim. Proxima vez, don’t hole up and party with a fellow hard drug user.

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  5. indigo1955 says:

    “Out of nowhere, he turned on her and tortured her for three hours with masking tape, a pool cue, golf balls, a metal ruler and a heated Hibachi knife”.

    Hibachi doesn’t make a heated knife anymore….do they?

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    • MaryMalone says:

      ???what does that have to do with events?

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    • agag1 says:

      What girl wouldn’t like that?

      Flowers must be overrated for this group…

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      • indigo1955 says:

        LOL! Dark humor….someone caught it….

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