LAWRENCE, Kan. — What began as a Tinder date turned out to be a violent nightmare.
A 20-year-old University of Kansas student was kidnapped and brutally beaten by a man she met on the popular dating app, Tinder.
Shane Allen, 30, picked the woman up at her sorority house on April 12, WKBW reported. Court documents state the two had spent a night together prior to the incident.
According to an affidavit obtained by People, Allen had friends over while the woman attempted to do homework on his computer.
After the men left, Allen accused the woman of flirting with his friends and allegedly began punching her in the face and kicking her body.
The affidavit states that after the alleged beating, the woman asked Allen to take her home, but Allen allegedly refused and said she “could not go home until the swelling around her eyes was reduced.”
During the next six days, Allen allegedly held the woman hostage, abusing her — severely bruising much of her body and breaking blood vessels in both of her eyes, according to the court documents.
The woman reportedly told police she was afraid of trying to escape because she thought he would kill her.
According to the affidavit, Allen allegedly forced the woman to use Facebook to contact her friends to let them know that she was OK and that she would be home in a few days.
Six days later on April 18, Allen agreed to return the woman to her sorority house if she would not contact police.
The woman was later transported to the local hospital with bruises, swelling, broken blood vessels and abrasions all over her body.
Allen is facing five felony charges, and could face nearly 32 years in prison if convicted. He is being held in the Douglas County Jail and is expected in court on Wednesday.