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Texas man faces life in prison for twisted kidnapping of ex-girlfriend

December 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas man faces life in prison for twisted kidnapping of ex-girlfriend

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A Texas man is facing a life sentence in the twisted kidnapping plot involving his ex-girlfriend, who was abducted with the hopes of brainwashing her into becoming his wife.

On Tuesday, Jack William Morgan was convicted of kidnapping and conspiring to commit kidnapping and is scheduled to be sentenced in March, according to the Dallas Morning News.

In January, police arrested the 32-year-old after discovered a woman wearing only underwear chained in the back of his van.

Authorities were tipped off by a witness that day, who had seen the 28-year-old victim being pulled out of her apartment in Las Vegas.

Jack William Morgan (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office)

The witness described the van, which police located just outside Santa Fe that same day.

Morgan and his victim — who he dated during and after college — met for coffee roughly one week before she was kidnapped.

She told investigators that her ex-boyfriend wrapped her neck and face in tape and tried to hogtie her before he knocked her unconscious and dragged her out of her home.

She said Morgan said he intended to take her to a cave, where he would chain her to an anchor and “brainwash” her into being “his wife,” court documents reported.

Samuel Brown (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office)

Samuel Brown, 19, was in the passenger seat of the vehicle when Morgan was taken into custody and was also hit with a charge of federal kidnapping.

In November, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and is awaiting sentencing.

Morgan said he’d been planning the attack with Brown for over a year and that he used fake accounts on social media to stalk her.

He was not able to find her address, so he started knocking on doors in the area pretending to collect donations for the church.

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