Man jailed for 25 years for keeping girlfriend locked in hotel room, forcing her to have sex with his friends


A Michigan man will spend 25 years behind bars for forcing his girlfriend to stay in a hotel room naked where he made her have sex with his friends.

Alphonso Russell, 48, was found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct, unlawful imprisonment, domestic violence and assault by strangulation last April.

The Holt man was sentenced Friday to a minimum of 25 years in prison for his crimes.

His girlfriend, who has been unnamed given the sexual assault nature of the case, said at first her relationship with Russell was ‘magical’.

She said they had consensual sex but he began to show more aggression towards her and wanted to control everything she did, according to the Detroit Free Press.

He and the girlfriend lived at a Lansing area hotel for a month, with Russell claiming his landlord was violent and he didn’t want to risk her safety, she said to the court.

He rarely let her leave the hotel and she was only let out to pick up food or beer for her boyfriend or to check on her aunt and uncle a few doors down at the hotel.

Russell even sent his friends over to the hotel room to ensure she was still there, she said.

She said sex in their relationship became ‘rough and non-consensual’.

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