A Michigan man who authorities allege murdered, mutilated and ate his date is facing new allegations that he kidnapped and assaulted another man, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Mark Latunski, 50, who has been charged with murder in connection with the death of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon, is now being sued by a New York man who claims Latunski held him captive during an arranged session of BDSM, or bondage, discipline, dominance and submission.
The plaintiff in the lawsuit, James Carlsen, alleges that he connected with Latunski’s husband, Jamie Arnold, on the internet and planned to travel to Michigan for sex.
But when Carlsen arrived at a Michigan bus station, he was met by Latunski, who drove him to his home and said Arnold had moved out.
Carlsen alleges that Latunski detained him in the home’s basement using locks, leather straps and chains. Latunski allegedly told Carlsen that he “wasn’t going anywhere” and then went to bed.
Scared, Carlsen was able to cut himself loose using a butcher knife after Latunski was sleeping. Carlsen escaped, called 911 and got a ride to a bus station.
Carlsen later bought a bus ticket back to New York, but the ticket was not good for another week. Inexplicably, Carlsen phoned Latunski, who persuaded him to come back to the house.
Lawyers for Carlsen told the newspaper that he did not want to pursue criminal charges, but is seeking $75,000 in damages from Latunski.
Latunski is in custody for allegedly murdering Bacon, a student and hairstylist. Investigators believe Latunski stabbed Bacon, slit his throat, hung his body by his ankles and cut off his testicles and ate them. In March a judge found Latunski incompetent to stand trial.
Carlsen reportedly met Latunski using Grindr, a dating app for the LGBTQ community.
Records obtained by the Detroit Free press show that on November 25, police responded to Latunski’s home for a report of a man wearing a leather kilt running away from the residence. The man had blood running down his face.
Kirstina Magyari, Carlsen’s lawyer, told the Free Press that her client will forever be traumatized by what Latunski did to him.
“Mark Latunski must answer for the heinous acts committed against our client,” Magyari told the newspaper. “Mr. Carlsen deserves justice for the trauma he endured, an experience that will haunt him for the rest of his life.”
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