A 44-year-old man has been arrested after he was accused of kidnapping and physically and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Council Bluffs police said Monday.

A 32-year-old woman from Audubon, Iowa, told police that she went to the home of her former boyfriend in Council Bluffs on Nov. 12. The two started arguing, and the man allegedly choked the woman until she lost consciousness.

The woman later told police that the man didn’t let her leave for four days and repeatedly assaulted her.

The woman told police that she was able to escape from the home Friday when the man passed out from drinking. She said that she met a friend at a nearby park but that the man found her. The friend pointed a gun at the man, and he backed off. The woman and her friend then left.

The woman went to a Council Bluffs hospital and spoke to police there. The man has been booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping, third-degree sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

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Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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