by Mary Richard
| February 18, 2009 at 08:30 am
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The Hamilton Spectator
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A young, disabled Hamilton man was only days from death when police rescued him from what they say is one of the worst cases of sadistic torture in the city's history.
Police have unexpectedly rescued a 22 year-old man suffering from life threatening injuries, after being called twice by residents below the attic apartment in which he was being held captive.
"In 32 years of policing, these are the most disturbing and disgusting acts I have ever seen," Hamilton police Superintendent Bill Stewart said yesterday.
He would not discuss the nature of the victim's disability, but said he "is a very trusting individual."
The victims skull was fractured repeatedly and he was burned and beaten over much of his body. "The motive can be best described as sadistic in nature," and along with the severe injuries, "his blood was so toxified that it could have resulted in his death in a very short period of time," the superintendent said.
The man remains in hospital.