A man was admitted to Davis County Jail on Wednesday and charged with molesting two women and torturing or killing several of their animals. (Steve Griffin, Desert News)
FARMINGTON – A man who police say has “manic episodes and erratic behavior” and exhibited a pattern of “extreme violence” was arrested and charged, two women molested and numerous animals belonging to them were killed or having been tortured.
Caden Michael Biesinger, 20, was admitted to the Davis County Jail on Wednesday to investigate rape, double assault, eight torture of a pet, and triple assault with substantial injuries, assault and harassment.
The Farmington Police investigation began in July after one of the women contacted police and two other alleged victims were discovered, according to a police affidavit.
A woman told police that Biesinger killed four of her cats within two months in 2019, the affidavit said. At least two of the animals were thrown against a wall or on the floor and a third was hit with a mallet, according to police.
She also had a dog that Biesinger tortured by taping all four paws together and choking him “as tightly as he could,” according to the affidavit.
The woman also told police that she had “suffered severe physical abuse by Caden” and “spoke several times about where he would be physically rude to her,” the affidavit read. Some of these incidents have included slaps in the face and the removal of a decorative samurai sword from its scabbard “that swings at her and pounces on her as if she were trying to stab her.”
A second woman told police that Biesinger also killed one of her kittens by banging his head against a rock, the affidavit said, and that a second cat with various acts such as “waterboarding him while bathing” “killed him.” Hit his head on the floor “and” Lock him up in a plastic box with cold water for hours. “
The woman was also physically and sexually abused by Biesinger, the police wrote in the affidavit, including when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. Then he should “kick her in the stomach, hit her on the head about eight times and then kick her in the chest.”
A third woman told the police how Biesinger beheaded a cat with a hatchet and then laughed while playing with the severed head, the affidavit says.
Several people the police spoke to said Caden was struggling with mental health problems, had frequent manic episodes, and had often threatened suicide.
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