Ronald McGowan – Repeat Sex Offender – Rape Victim bit off his tongue


A woman in Murrieta bit off the tongue of a man she said tried to rape her.

Ronald McGowan, 32, of West Covina, was arrested at a hospital emergency room where he went for treatment.

McGowan allegedly attacked the woman Friday morning at the Waterstone Murrieta Apartments in the 24800 block of Hancock Avenue, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Tony Conrad.

Police found the suspect’s severed tongue at the woman’s apartment Friday morning.

Authorities said the victim sustained injuries consistent with a violent assault.

At 11 a.m., McGowan went to the emergency room at Rancho Springs Medical Center to seek treatment for a bleeding mouth, and was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping to commit robbery, residential robbery and rape by force or fear, Conrad said.

Physicians at Rancho Springs Medical Center were unable to reattach his tongue.

McGowan is a registered sex offender, with a previous conviction of rape by force or fear, Conrad said.

He remains jailed at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

Authorities believe McGowan targeted the victim and that the assault was not a random act.

He is also accused of committing a felony with great bodily injury while having at least three prior convictions, according to jail records.

If convicted of another felony, he could be sentenced to 35 years to life in prison.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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