Man Holds Woman at Gunpoint while Tattooing ‘Slut’ on Her Back

2015-01-14
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Last May, 30-year-old Michael Aaron Joseph and a female friend began arguing about the victim allegedly having called her ex-boyfriend. Joseph struck the victim numerous times in the face and head with a .22 caliber pistol. He then showed the woman that the gun was loaded, and held her down while he tattooed the word ‘slut’ across her back.

Last week, a grand jury indicted Joseph on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. He is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bail.

Sadly, this type of victimization has happened before. Just in July, four people from Philadelphia forcibly tattooed their roommates with racial slurs and graphically inappropriate images.

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